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Reckless Endangerment

I’ve noticed that when I’ve had too much to drink, specifically too much scotch, my ability to spell goes to shit. I backspaced and retyped the title to this post, which will soon resemble a rant, repeatedly until it finally passed the built in spell check, without which I’d write completely illegible gibberish. 1,425 more words

Political

There Was Never A Question

With our country’s increase of measles cases in the news not too long ago, the controversy of immunizations was a topic of conversation again.  Social media buzzed with opinions – some strong, some mild, some barely identifiable.   1,266 more words

This And That

Britain to offer all infants meningitis B vaccine

LONDON – Britain says it will become the first country to offer all babies a vaccine for potentially fatal meningitis B after it reached a price deal with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. 119 more words

Health

Disease

Ethiopia reports measles and diphtheria outbreaks

The country of the Horn of Africa is currently battling outbreaks in two vaccine-preventable diseases, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). 192 more words

Disease

Why Anti-Vaxxers Just 'Know' They're Right


By Thom Scott-Phillips via Gizmodo

Anti-vaccination beliefs can cause real, substantive harm, as shown by the recent outbreak of measles in the US. These developments are as shocking and distressing as their consequences are predictable. 327 more words

Pseudoscientific

Who cried wolf in Oregon?

From NO on SB-442 YES on Medical Freedom

If you haven’t yet heard of Senate Bill 442–3 here in Oregon, you probably will very soon. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, is sitting in the Oregon Legislature’s Senate Committee on Health Care and, if passed in its current form, would do something best described as “draconian”: it would remove all philosophical and religious exemptions from parental choice to vaccinate, effectively mandating vaccines and full compliance with a 23 shot schedule for any Oregonian who wants to send their children to school. 1,440 more words

Propaganda, Fraud, And Outright Lies

#BlackLivesMatter: down2earthmommy

#regram via @blackloudproud Over the past decade autism has been a prevalent recent phenomena. As educators, we observe the daily battle some students have with autism. 251 more words

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