Monday, September 20, 2010

Continuing Whooping Cough Epidemic In California

California is breaking a 55-year-old record. So far this year, there have been 4,017 infections and 9 deaths in California. Is anyone aware of anti-vaxx "leaders" who have directly denied the connection, or in fact who have even been challenged? I'd really like to see that.

The saddest part of this? Remember the concept of herd immunity - when enough people get the vaccine, it protects everyone - including those of us too young young to get the vaccine. From the article: "All of the deaths occurred in babies too young to be fully immunized against the illness. State health officials are urging parents and caregivers to get booster shots to create a cocoon of immunity around vulnerable children."

Each of us has the power to be the good guy. Our decisions affect the health of our own families, and others.

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