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Anti-vaccine parents caused California’s lethal whooping cough epidemic

California health officials are laying the blame for the state’s lethal 2010 outbreak of pertussis — also known as whooping cough — squarely at the feet of parents who refused to vaccinate their children as part of a bogus autism scare. According to NBC News, the outbreak, which killed 10…

Thanks for the fever, Jenny McCarthy

From an intellectual, political perspective, I really loathe anti-vaccination nuttiness. Just like with anti-choicers, I will never completely understand what compels people to support choices and policies that will objectively create health problems where none need exist. I hate the shunning of evidence for woo, and I especially hate the…