Posts tagged "washington"
This is one of the scariest graphs I’ve seen in a long time. This plot, from the CDC, shows probable and confirmed cases of pertussis, whooping cough, in the state of Washington from 2011 through June 2012. it’s curious that Washington state has seen such a large jump; the incidence of pertussis overall in that state is nine times higher than the national average. Why would this be? Well, it so happens that the antivax movement is quite strong in Washington state, and it also so happens that parents are choosing not to vaccinate their children in higher numbers there than the rest of the nation.
Vaccines save lives, Washington State!
The flight deck of the Endeavor. Yesterday, the shuttle Discovery was attached to a jumbo jet and flown to the Smithsonian in DC. Thousands of people lined the Potomac to see it, talking all proud pig about the United States’ science and technology. Don’t they realize that it is going to a museum and that we have no capabilities for manned space flight anymore? Oh, the irony….
I am embarrassed.