Network Witness Continued…
B”Just over a dozen years ago this illness was considered eliminated in our country, and this year people are being hospitalized for it,” he writes. “All due to the hysteria about a safe, effective vaccine. All based on nothing.” “New figures from the WHO suggest that around 13.8 million deaths were prevented during this time and reported cases declined by 77%. Good routine immunisation levels and campaigns to vaccinate children are thought to be behind the figures. But the WHO says measles is still a global threat and some populations remain unprotected. The mortality estimates from the WHO show that annual measles deaths decreased from more than 562,000 in 2000 to 122,000 in 2012. Reported cases of measles worldwide declined from 853,480 to 226,722 over the same time.”
– BBC Measels Globally
-these diseases have not been eradicated much to people’s surprise.
Network witness continuing:
Some of the major ideas that I have gathered through these previous chapters that will be crucial for the construction of my MEmorial, have been: creating the assemblage testimony ( which my network witness documentations will help to create), keeping my ideas and construction in the material realm rather than becoming abstract, relating and using my emotions of the subject and my values. So for my MEmorial I want to recognize the sacrifice of lives globally to the illnesses and deaths cause by immunizable diseases. I feel frustrated about this topic, not only because this is such an easy fix to deadly diseases, but also so frustrated about the misunderstandings and misconceptions that surround vaccines ( that they are unhealthy, lead to health problems, and are the cause of autism is young children).
Blind spots could be the lack of well known research, the misconceptions surrounding the benefits of refusing or accepting vaccinations. The fact that there is a correlation between the MMR vaccine and the age of when autism is recognized, but there is NO found causation between the two. I
‘m not quite sure what the emblem or what my peripheral route towards address this subject will be, but hopefully the more iI look into this topic and speak with others, the better I will have a whole grasp on this subject, and these will be easier ideas to establish in my MEmorial.