All Posts Tagged ‘pertussis’

  • Whooping Cough is Now An Epidemic — Thanks to the Anti-Vaccine Movement

    Thursday, September 16th, 2010

    Most people who know me know that I don’t sleep. At least I don’t sleep much. And I am not saying that is a good thing; it’s just what is. Since the middle of the night guarantees that my house that is quiet, I do an awful lot of writing then.

    I was poking around Face Book this evening (I am finally learning a bit more about how to move around on it) and I saw a post from my friend Allison. It was a link to a Penn & Teller spot and I will qualify (it as she did) by saying it is NOT for children so you may want to turn the volume down.

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  • Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Outbreak –

    Friday, August 27th, 2010

    Did you know that we are currently in the midst of a terrible pertussis (also known as whooping cough) epidemic. In California, more than 2,700 cases have been reported so far this year — eight times last year’s number at this time. This year is on pace to be the worst breakout since 1958!

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