You Just Brought Back Measles in NYC
From a pediatrician:
It is because I never want patients in my office to contract vaccine-preventable illnesses … that patients whose parents refuse to vaccinate them are not welcome in my practice. I cannot entirely eliminate the potential for disease exposure between children who come to see me, but I can do my best to mitigate it. I never want to know that a child was sickened or killed because I let the recklessness of a vaccine-refusing parent jeopardize their health.
We just got back from Convergence,
the biggest of the local SF cons. We have been going there for some years,
2009 , 2008,
We actually did the full four days of the Con, staying over Thursday night as well as Friday and Saturday.
We need to be training for Worldcon in Chicago next year :-)> It was a good time for us. carpe_noctum_93
was able to join us Friday and Saturday in the early evening. Our son J was sick Thursday, but joined us on
From Why the ‘Prius Driving, Composting’ Set Fears Vaccines
I talked to a public health official and asked him what’s the best way to anticipate where there might be higher than normal rates of vaccine noncompliance, and he said take a map and put a pin wherever there’s a Whole Foods. I sort of laughed, and he said, “No, really, I’m not joking.” It’s those communities with the Prius driving, composting, organic food-eating people.
Blogger Who Fought Against Anti-Vaccine Group is Under Attack
Some of you may have met Elyse: She has been to Convergence the last two years.
As most of you you know, mia_mcdavid and I have two autistic sons. Both received all the usual childhood vaccinations. mia_mcdavid and I are certain that this was the right thing to do and have no regrets about it.
On Minnesota Public Radio
By haddayr, with an additional note from her here.