Anti-Vaccine Hysteria Leads To Highest Rate Of Whooping Cough In 6 Years

This is what happens when you let nonsense non-science led by people like Jenny McCarthy and her ilk take hold.

More than 21,000 people got whooping cough last year, many of them children and teens. That’s the highest number since 2005 and among the worst years in more than half a century, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

They are puzzled by the sharp rise in cases. The vaccine against whooping cough is highly effective in children, and vaccination rates for kids are good.

When you don’t vaccinate your children you are not only abusing your own children, but the other children around them.


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