I read up a little about Vaccines around the time the H1N1 flu thing (last year?) scare was going on.
Does anyone really know how Vaccines really work?
I mean i know could be presented with an explanation but still not understand what it really means.
Here is a short wiki explanation:
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe or its toxins. The agent stimulates the body's immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and "recognize" it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.
I read a little further from other places and discovered even more about it and started to realize that Vaccines are just tricks into ridding a sickness/disease.
From this i could understand why some say Vaccines don't work while others say they do work with actual live mixed results.
The way i see it now is that this isn't some chemical or some element they found in some plant or any other life form.
Its a clever but very risky trick that could help rid of a sickness/disease.
If you don't understand the medical explanation then let me give you my interpretation.
You have a great immune system that protects you from sickness and diseases of within and some foreign.
Some sicknesses like viruses (read a bit a while ago, kinda forgot a little) sometimes can't be detected or would not be attacked or other by your immune system (viruses can have their own DNA/RNA that move between cells or something like that).
Well you have something not good in you and there is no known way to make it go away unless there is.
If medically diagnosed with a certain virus, a vaccine would then suggestively be inserted into your body.
The vaccine will contain a foreign agent that would prompt your immune system to work hard to attack it.
Vaccines may also contain adjuvants with the foreign agent to extra boost the immune system to work harder to attack the disease.
This may rid of the actual virus in question.
Now this sounds to me like exhausting the immune system that can cause a dangerous imbalance damaging your insides like nerve cells and sensitive stuff like that.
If i ran in a marathon and realize i cant run no more than 10 miles then that is my limit.
Now if i take some shot that would accelerate my heart rate then i would be able to run 20 miles.
If after that 20 mile run and im still alive then i just stresses my heart, nerves and muscles very badly.
How many more 20 mile runs could i do while taking that shot before i collapse?
How many more 10 mile runs could i do without a shot?
If im wrong about Vaccines then someone please explain in a simple way.