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Los Angeles Vaccination Rates 2014
"Vaccination rates are plummeting at top Hollywood schools, from Malibu to Beverly Hills, from John Thomas Dye to Turning Point, where affluent, educated parents are opting out in shocking numbers (leaving some schools’ immunization rates on par with South Sudan) as an outbreak of potentially fatal whooping cough threatens L.A. like “wildfire”"
antivax  medicine  parenting  losangeles  2014  whoopingcough  publichealth  schools  science  health  vaccinations  immunizations  immunization 
september 2014 by robertogreco
Pertussis is a disease of the wealthy — Joanne Jacobs
"California’s whooping cough epidemic is centered in rich, white counties, reports the California Department of Public Health.

Affluent whites are “dumb enough to believe the anti-vaccine crap,” writes Instapundit.

Whooping cough rates are high for Latino babies under two months old, but illness rates go down rapidly once babies are old enough for the pertussis vaccine."
pertussis  vaccinations  vaccines  immunizations  sandiego  california  health  2010  immunization 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Vaccines don't cause autism
"The debate is essentially over and the final word is in: vaccines do not cause autism. The results of a rigorous study conducted over several years were just announced and they confirmed the results of several past studies. … So get your kids (and yourselves) vaccinated and save them & their playmates from this whooping cough bullshit, which is actually killing actual kids and not, you know, magically infecting them with autism. Vaccination is one of the greatest human discoveries ever -- yes, Kanye, OF ALL TIME -- has saved countless lives, and has made countless more lives significantly better. So: Buck. Up." [Wish that this would be enough reason for change for a few people I know, some of which have been part of this whooping cough bullshit here in California. Frustrating.]

[Related: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129929225 ]
autism  vaccines  science  research  parenting  kids  health  family  vaccinations  immunizations  whoopingcough  medicine  2010  kottke  immunization 
september 2010 by robertogreco

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