CDC Statistics Show What Happens When You Don't Vaccinate

The latest figures: Between January 1 and August 29 of this year, nearly 600 confirmed measles cases were reported to the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The resurgence is the greatest the U.S. has seen since the disease was eliminated from the country in 2000. » 9/06/14 12:20pm 9/06/14 12:20pm

We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012

Dude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious.… » 8/28/12 5:00pm 8/28/12 5:00pm

You Might Want to Get Your Whooping Cough Vaccine Since There's an…

Whooping cough sounds like a pretty retro illness to come down with, but it's turning out to be a very modern problem. Even though we've had a vaccine for it since 1940, there's been an outbreak recently of the disease. There have been hundreds of cases reported in nine states. Washington state alone has 1,484 cases… » 5/15/12 9:45pm 5/15/12 9:45pm

Barbie Will Save Us From Whooping Cough

Remember when it used to be funny to make jokes about getting the whooping cough? Well, it's not anymore — thanks to Jenny McCarthy, scientist, and thousands of other parents who have opted not to vaccinate their kids, this country's experiencing a retro disease craze more powerful than 1,000 lava lamps. One columnist… » 10/19/11 5:00pm 10/19/11 5:00pm