L.A.’s affluent anti-vaxxers may be behind city’s whooping cough epidemic

With the threat of a deadly whooping cough epidemic descending on Los Angeles, the chinks in our post-industrial herd immunity are starting to show – among America’s most affluent. The anti-vaxxer movement has a growing stronghold among Hollywood parents – vaccination rates in the region’s schools are in free fall. Indeed, the situation’s “leaving some schools’ immunization rates on par with […]

Ebola, Pertussis, Calculus – oh my! An anti-vaxxer lampoon.

We’ve heard plenty from parents who choose not to vaccinate their children – there’s mistrust in big pharma, fear of complications from inoculation, and a litany of reasons that compromise the herd immunity society’s worked hard to achieve. Here’s a delightfully droll blog that lampoons the anti-vaxxer movement: Why We Didn’t Vaccinate Our Child. An excerpt: Andromeda […]

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