Do You Really Think Herd Immunity is Going to Protect You?

Pertussis? Come on now, it's like 2015! Why would I be concerned about a long dead respiratory illness? I should have been. ...more
whatlisacooks True, the expectation of herd immunity was assumptive on my part: the kiddo has ...more

An Alternative to Vaccines: Voluntary Intentional Exposure

Illustration by Cécile Graat There seems to be this dichotomy where there are only two choices to protect our communities from preventable disea...more
But the entire point of vaccination is to protect children against disease. Acquiring immunity ...more

Vaccine fears: What can you do?


Whooping Cough (Pertussis) on the Rise in the U.S.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), last year, more than 21,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with whooping cough.  This is the highest rate of whooping cough that the U.S....more

The Pertussis Epidemic and the Anti-Vaccination Movement

These notices should shock you, too -- into action, into calling your pediatrician to make sure your kids are up-to-date on their pertussis vaccinations; into calling your own doctor to make sure you're up-to-date, and getting a Tdap booster if you need it. In other words, into taking pertussis seriously. ...more
UsernameNAB thinkingautism Promoting faux autism therapies sold by charlatans under the label ...more

(VIDEO) Whooping Cough Is Back: How to Spot It, How to Prevent It

In some cases, pertussis is deadly. The CDC reports that 18 people died in the U.S. as a result of the disease in 2008, and already two babies have died from pertussis in California this year. ...more

I'm sorry to hear you got it twice. My father got it and it was terrible and lasted for so ...more