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While people sicken, CBS reporter spreads antivax propaganda

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitApr 6, 2011 1:04 AM


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Short and sweet: Why is it that when... a) 30 people in Virginia have been diagnosed with pertussis (whooping cough) -- enough to cause classes to be canceled at a local school -- and b) 14 cases have popped up in Minnesota -- cases which can apparently be traced almost directly to the dangerous antivax movement -- ... does CBS allow a ridiculous antivax screed by reporter Sharyl Attkisson ever to see the light of day? Get vaccination FACTS at Immunize for Good.

Tip o' the syringe to balister. Pertussis image from Microbiology2009.

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