This afternoon’s Why We Vaccinate is not a video. It’s a great blog post at Life Under A Rock and was sent in to us by reader Rachel V.
If you’re on your way to D*C, you can get vaccinated against whooping cough for free while you’re there. You’ll be protecting yourself, but more importantly, you’ll be a hero for saving the lives of the people around you. Babies’ lives depend on herd immunity to protect them from whooping cough. You probably need a booster. So get one.
It’s FREE. Totally free. And it comes with a free hug.
On to Why We Vax:
Why Anti-Vaccination Proponents Annoy Me
Sep 2nd, 2010 byÂ Talulah
I always joke that knowing my familyâ€™s medical history in regards to cancer isnâ€™t going to help me in the slightest, because everyone who had cancer had a different kind.Â Seriously.Â Weâ€™ve had skin cancer, stomach cancer, ovarian cancer, and liver cancer, and Iâ€™m sure thereâ€™s something else in there, too (my parents have a bad habit of assuming that just becauseÂ they know something,Â Iknow it.Â This is how I spent 18 years of my life without any clue I was descended from polygamous Mormons).Â If I were to go allÂ Greyâ€™s Anatomy and take â€œpreventative measuresâ€ by having various organs removed, Iâ€™dâ€¦yeah.Â Pretty sure you canâ€™t live without a liver, stomach, or skin.
In this case, knowledge isnâ€™t power:Â it just leads to paranoia.
The first cancer I ever remember hearing about, though, was my Grandpa Billâ€™s; he died before I was born, of liver cancer, and I always knew that because at the time, he was the only one of my grandparents who wasnâ€™t there.Â It wasnâ€™t until I was older and could experience panic about things like CANCER! that my mother gave a more complete version of the olâ€™ family medical history: [continue reading at Life Under A Rock]