Wrestle with the essential question(s) and respond to it/them. Answer the question(s) clearly and concisely, providing evidence or examples for claims, cite the readings/videos/podcasts when appropriate, making connections to your life and/or current events, and being reflexive over how the material has shaped your previous and present understandings of the topic.
Essential Question(s): How do we get our students to engage in geographic and economic thinking and use that thinking for deeper understandings of and engagements with the world?
e high fever, head and body aches, and extreme scabs and rashes that were sometimes permanente cdc. In 1967 there was 10-15 million cases and 2 million deaths due to Smallpox.Thanks to an intense vaccine campaign by 1978 Smallpox was completely eradicated(history). Furthermore, vaccines continue to save live and prove their effectiveness. According to the cdc “An estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths will be prevented thanks to routine childhood vaccinations.”(modernhealth).It is rational to conclude based on history, and statistics it is clear that vaccinations are effective. It is verifiable that vaccines are safe, as well as effective, although this still leaves some to question the necessity of vaccinations. Despite some vaccine preventable disease rates being relatively low in the United States, other countries around the world are not as fortunate, and the diseases are still present at large numbers (healthykids.org).The diseases can be brought from travelers and quickly create an outbreaks, and eventually epidemics. An example of this was demonstrated in japan. In 1974, 80 percent of their children were vaccinated for the whooping cough. Due to the successful vaccinations there were only 343 cases that year However, propaganda began to spread that the vaccinations were no longer necessary, and that the vaccine was unsafe. This leg to dramatic decreasing in vaccination, in 1976 only 10 percent of japanese infants were being vaccinated. This of course led to a giant epidemic with whooping cough cases exceeding 13,000. In 1981, the government once again began vaccinating leading the whooping cough cases to drop(pkids). Another reason vaccination is still necessary is to protect future generations. In quote the following the CDC clearly lays out the consequences of not vaccinating “What would happen if we stopped vaccinations? We could soon find ourselves battling epidemics of diseases we thought we had conquered decades ago”. Thanks to vaccinations, future generations do not need to deal with Smallpox if vaccinations continue the same could be said about other diseases. It necessary to vaccinate to protect against disease outbreaks, epidemics, and to protect future generations. An aspect that many people seem to forget when it comes to vaccines is it’s cost efficiency. Vaccines save the economy, healthcare systems, and those affected by the disease up to trillions. Theses diseases are cost consuming on many accounts. Firstly vaccines provide tremendous economic benefits. Vaccination and routine immunization “has prevented more than 21 million hospitalizations, saving nearly $295 billion in direct costs”huff, direct costs being things such as treatment. Additionally, according to the article vaccines and routine immunization have saved “$1.38 trillion in total societal costs (which include things like lost productivity due to disability and early death)”( huff). Treat>GET ANSWER