November 30, 2008

Survey

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:38 pm by bek300

Please take the survey we created to try to get more answers about this hot button topic. Thanks for your help.

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Interesting blog

Posted in anti-vaccinations, pro vaccinations at 6:12 pm by bek300

This is a very interesting blog post. It is someone who is obviously pro vaccines and wrote this article after the “Green the Vaccines” rally. They use a lot of photos and links about this. You should also read the comments that people left on the post. As we believe, this is such an increbily sensitive issue and people are VERY opinionated about this. You can tell the distane in this writer’s voice for these people. The blog comes from www.scienceblogs.com, so I am not sure what their background may be, but they obviously look at the science side of the issue.

Passionate against vaccines

Posted in pro vaccinations at 5:59 pm by bek300

This blog post was written by a person who strongly believes in vaccinations and does not that vaccinations cause autism. They have some interesting links in the article and some visual aids.

Blog roll category issue

Posted in General Information at 5:52 pm by bek300

As we add sites to the blog roll, we are noticing a problem with our categories. The line between pro-vaccinations and general information can seem very blurred. When looking at sites like the CDC or FDA, they give very general information about vaccinations, but obviously they are pro-vaccinations. The CDC believes that vaccines are necessary and are not going to say not to vaccinate your child. The site more or less gives you information about the vaccinations and the schedules but it is all done in a very professional way. Government sites will go under general information. If you have any suggestions on this, please help us out.

Ads on TV

Posted in anti-vaccinations, General Information, pro vaccinations at 5:42 pm by bek300

As I was writing the last post I started hearing something about vaccinations. I looked up and noticed an ad or PSA for www.vaccinateyourbaby.org. It is a pro-vaccination website talking about why to vaccinate your child.

The spokeswoman for the site is Amanda Peet. You may remember some uproar between Amanda Peet and Jenny McCarthy. Jenny McCarthy is pro greening vaccinations and alternative schedules. She doesn’t agree with the current vaccinations because she believes that is what caused her child’s autism. Amanda Peet referred very bluntly about her feelings on the parents that don’t vaccinate their children. Jenny McCarthy is the spokeswoman for www.generationrescue.org. It gives facts about the growing number of vaccinations and about alternative schedules. While some of the information is science based some of the information is just the opinions of parents, but the website is very clear about which statements are fact and which are opinion.

Time article

Posted in General Information, interesting articles at 5:34 pm by bek300

Here are several interesting articles from Time. The first one is very informative but not making the case one way or the other. The others are interesting and some have a tone of being either for or against vaccinations. They are interesting and all make interesting points. That is why this issue is so interesting, because you really can make the point on both sides. Read the articles and let us know how you feel about them.

“How Safe are Vaccinations?”

“Making the Case for Vaccinations” 

“How my Son spread the Measles”

“Case Study: Autism and Vaccines” 

Introduction

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:04 pm by bek300

This blog has created for a Project Based Learning assignment for class. We have chosen to look into the issue of vaccinations. We have no right or wrong answer for this. We are going to present what we have learned and what we find on how others feel about these issues. Please feel free to comment on what you see on this site. Also, we are just trying to learn as much about both sides of this debate so that we can formulate a well educated view about this. If you have any sites or references we should use, please let us know. Thank you.