Goldy, up at our sister blog Slog, posted this interesting rant today, and I thought I'd share because it concerns YOU, too.
Washington state is filled with stupid fucking Jenny-McCarthy-worshiping, anti-vaccine hippies, according to a new study published in the Centers for Disease Control's widely respected (but awfully named) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. According to the study, Washington ranks among the worst in meeting childhood vaccination targets, ranging between 88 and 93 percent for "required" vaccinations like polio, whooping cough, measles, hepatitis B, and chickenpox. The national target is 95 percent. But even more embarrassing, we now lead the nation in parent-signed exemptions at 6.2 percent, a rate that has more than doubled over the past decade.
Stupid fucking Jenny-McCarthy-worshiping hippies.
Naturally, I was curious to see how Oregon ranked nationally in parent-signed exemptions, and discovered we come in FOURTH.
1) Washington = 6.2%
2) Vermont = 5.8%
3) Alaska = 5.5%
4) Oregon = 5.4%
5) Michigan = 4.4%
FOURTH = NOT... GOOD. More from Goldy:
Note to hippies: Vaccines do not cause autism! They just don't. And there is zero non-fraudulent science to suggest otherwise. But what vaccines are proven to do is save lives and avert unneeded suffering. So get your damn kids vaccinated!
You can read the rest of his post here.