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Dana McCaffery

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitFeb 5, 2010 12:07 AM

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Today would have been Dana McCaffery's first birthday. It is in her memory that we must all stand up to unreason. It is in her memory that we must never tire, and never fail.

[Updated to add: By coincidence, there is an outbreak of pertussis in British Columbia right now; 19 confirmed cases in an area with low vaccination rates, well below what's needed for herd immunity. Wakefield may be disgraced, and Dorey gone, but this fight will continue.]

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