Vaccinations Should Be Mandatory Essay

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Topic: Vaccinations should be Mandatory

Opening/Attention:

“Nearly everyone in the U.S. got measles before there was a vaccine, and hundreds died from it each year. Today, most doctors have never seen a case of measles.
More than 15,000 Americans died from diphtheria in 1921, before there was a vaccine. Only one case of diphtheria has been reported to CDC since 2004.
An epidemic of rubella (German measles) in 1964-65 infected 12½ million Americans, killed 2,000 babies, and caused 11,000 miscarriages. In 2012, 9 cases of rubella were reported to CDC.” These are statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States.
Vaccines have protected and saved millions of people from deadly infectious diseases over the past century yet there is an anti-vaccine movement going on that threatens the population.

Spoken Link/Transition: In the same way you would
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Many in the media have spoken out against it.

“Rebuttal”:
a) The main reason celebrities disagree with the government trying to mandate vaccinations is that it takes away their civil liberties: their freedom, their rights, and the right to choose “no one tells me how to live”. But fighting the wrong fight, detracts from the real issue, making people believe “no one knows” “scary statistics”
b) Uneducated/ uninformed people listen to fake experts (negatively impacting herd immunity)
c) False belief that vaccines cause autism (fueled by media and celebrities)

Spoken Link/Transition: Some people may argue that vaccination against the flu is ineffective and makes people sick and use that as justification to believe all vaccinations are unsafe. When really the flu has many strains and experts have to guess every year, which will be the major strain and vaccinate for that. While vaccinations for smallpox or polio have been proven to have eradicated or largely prevented the deaths of millions of

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