Monday, May 21, 2012

Anti-vaccine propagandists claim another young victory

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Antivaxxers must be so proud. Here’s the latest statistical blip they can add to their list of victories over the evil Big Pharma:

Francesca Marie McNally

February 24, 2012 - May 17, 2012
Resided in Franklin, MI

FRANCESCA MARIE McNALLY, May 17, 2012, of complications from Pertussis. Age 3 months.

Wait, what’s that you say? You mean dead babies (and the elderly, and the immunocompromised) aren’t the goal of antivaccination advocates? Then why are they trying to hard to spread all this doubt and blatant misinformation against the only form of protection we have for the vulnerable against these illnesses? Surely, no-one can possibly be that stupid and delusional?

Then again …

I have the horrible feeling that I’ll be using this graphic more and more often in the foreseeable future.

(via @BadAstronomer)