Thursday, June 24, 2010

Whooping Cough Epidemic in California

[Added later: There is a great online resource called Spread the word. It's also being advertised by billboard.]

This is shaping up to be the worst whooping cough epidemic in CA in 50 years. What a coincidence! Right as anti-vaccine denialism reaches its climax! And what do our friends Mr. Wakefield and Ms. McCarthy have to say about this? (crickets)

[Added later: want to save a couple bucks on immunizations for the kiddies? CVS is administering shots in Orange County, CA and presumably elsewhere. There are links in this article.]


vjack said...

I'm sure someone will come along and claim that it is the Christian god's punishment for who knows what. The anti-vaxers will probably need more than this to get their heads out of their asses.

Michael Caton said...

For that matter, can't we just introduce the anti-vaxers to the evangelicals and get it over with? It's just a matter of time before someone charismatic and ambitious with a foot in both worlds sees the opportunity.