Vaccinations And Other Medical Interventions

Decent Essays
An overwhelming majority of Christians of various denominations however view

vaccinations and other medical interventions as a gift from God that should be used

with gratitude encapsulated in this famous religious joke about a drowning man who

refuses help because God will save him, only to arrive in heaven to have God tell him,

“I sent you a rowboat and a motorboat and a helicopter, what more did you expect?” -

Vilifying Vaccines: Vaccines have been the single most significant public health

advance of our times. Per the CDC, vaccination has prevented more than three-

quarters of a million deaths, an estimated 322 million illnesses and 21 million

hospitalizations over the past two decades. The C.D.C. estimates that this has

produced a net savings of $1.38 trillion in health care costs in the USA alone. Others

have credited a nearly 20 years increase in the life-expectancy in the USA to vaccines.

Bill Gates has called vaccines 'MAGIC '. Vaccines boast an impressive safety record,

higher than for many other widely practiced medical interventions like say

angioplasties. With the newer vaccines complication rates have declined to the order

of 1: 1,000,000. Newer vaccines are completely free of Mercury (Thimerosal) and live

products to the point that there are no cells alive or dead in any vaccine at present.

Addressing the concerns of the vaccine-sceptics, Paul A. Offit, MD, Director of the

Vaccine Education Center at the Children 's
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