You may have heard that there is a whooping cough epidemic in California.
Babies have died.
Whooping cough is readily preventable with a basic vaccination, but requires boosters up until age 5 to be life-saving.
Not being reported? The pertussis vaccination is one of the ones avoided by the anti-vax movement. Yes: in other words, professional dipshit Jenny McCarthy thinks people should not give their kids the needed vaccine to prevent whooping cough. Now immunity levels dropped below 92% and people are dying from it.
And being totally ignored? Because some people refused to get the vaccine for their kids, the disease can spread rather than die out. As a result, children who are partially immunized against the disease can still catch the strain and die from it. In other words, because some people avoid the vaccine, your vaccinated child can still die thanks to them.
Imagine telling horrified parents that their perfect little newborn angel is dead because some California trendies they dont even know elected to listen to a celebrity who thinks she can cure autism at the grocery store.
Gormogon readers are not stupid. But if you know someone who is reluctant to vaccinate their kids because of some Oprah show, tell them to vaccinate: the life you save could be your own kids. Not one of these babies needed to die.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.