Engr. Ronald preguntado en HealthOther - Health · hace 2 meses

What is the difference between Placebo and a Vaccine?

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    hace 2 meses
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    A placebo (sometimes called "sugar pills") is a harmless non-medication that has no medical benefit at all. Placebos are very often prescribed for hypochondriacs who actually have nothing wrong with them. Taking a placebo will psychologically make the patient THINK that the medication (that he doesn't know is only a placebo)  is benefitting him and making him feel better,; and so he feels better.

    A vaccine is a beneficial medication that has been medically proven to either prevent or to reduce the effects of a contagious illness. The flu shot is a vaccine; the polio vaccination is a vaccine. the smallpox vaccination is a vaccine.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    hace 2 meses

    A placebo is a non-medication given to people basically to make them THINK they've received a medication.  

    Placebos are used in drug-testing. For example, in a test of a new medication, some study patients will receive the medication and others will receive a placebo.  The patients will be compared to see whether the medication is effective. If it is, then the people who got it should be showing some medical effect that the placebo group doesn't show.

    Placebos can therefore be used in testing a new vaccine. One group will get the vaccine; another will get a placebo. Neither the patients nor the doctors will know who got which.  The patients will then go about their regular lives.  If the vaccine works, fewer or no people who got it should develop whatever illness the vaccine is intended to prevent, while more people who got just the placebo WILL get the illness.

    Placebos are usually made of harmless, non-medical substances like sugar.

  • hace 2 meses

    Placebo is a belief that something is happening when you're told by someone like say a doctor it is a cure your brain believes it, episode 1 of House M.D is a good example, when Dr. House tried telling he was just getting older but the patient believes Dr. Google telling him his symptoms were fibromyalgia so Dr. House give the patient a bottle filled with white jelly beans that looked like pills the patient comes back at the end of the episode asking for a refill. 

    A vaccine is real medicine to prevent something.

  • hace 2 meses

    Taking the placebo is taking nothing.

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  • hace 2 meses

    A placebo works by making you feel that something has been done to help address your problem, endorphins then get released making your body feel better and less stressed. Sometimes this calming effect allows your body's homeostasis to return to normal and permits the immune system to work better. Similar to the potential positive effects of praying.

    A vaccine causes the body to make antibodies in reaction to a dead or weak virus, these are designed to attack the target the live virus or bacterium when you next encounter it. This is an automatic process. I suspect that if you also view it as a placebo, it will work better still.

  • Audrey
    Lv 5
    hace 2 meses

    A vaccine works, a placebo is a sugar pill that does nothing.

  • Anónimo
    hace 2 meses

    Placebo is ANY medication or therapy that Should Not Treat the illness

    Vaccine is a treatment delivered by a Hypodermic Syringe, It is a liquid injected under the skin.

    It is not a pill, not a capsule, nor a syrup to take orally.

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