According to NBC News, the outbreak, which killed 10 infants and sickened more than 9,000 others, was the worst the state has seen in 60 years.
A study released Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics analyzed the outbreak pattern and tracked the number of children whose parents filed for “non-medical exemptions” from the state’s vaccination program. Non-medical exemptions are given to families whose children are well enough to tolerate the vaccine, but who refuse to administer it to them anyway for religious or other reasons.
The California Department of Health identified 39 statistically significant geographic clusters of families seeking non-medical exemptions and two major zones of whooping cough cases. According to the data, non-medical exemption families were 2.5 times more likely to also live in an outbreak zone." —
wow its almost like if u dont get a vaccine for a horrible disease youre more likely to get aforementioned horrible disease who knew
Worse: it’s like if you don’t get a vaccine for a horrible disease, you can be a carrier and pass it on to infants and people with a genuine medical reason not to have been vaccinated, all of whom are more likely to die than you are! YAY PERSONAL CHOICE.
This is why I want to smack my anti-vac friends repeatedly about the face and neck.
SPRING AWAKENING FEELS OH NO
Abbie Mills / Nicole Beharie Appreciation Week is goin’ on at the moment, and since I adore the hell out of both the character and actress, I did this thing! there’s Abbie of course, along with some other characters Nicole has portrayed in her past work. she’s a flawfree queen tbh.
(can also be bought as a print > ♥)
OMG. This is above and beyond <3
Apparently, this is how Nicole spent her Thanksgiving. LOL
"She is quite wonderful. I have to confess I am a Madhuri Dixit fan. I am not embarrassed to say this. I rate her at par with Waheeda Rehman and Madhubala. We did M. F. Hussain’s Gaja Gamini, the one that nobody understood. I was the only one who tried very hard to understand what was going in the film. I think Hussain Saab admired Madhuri so he decided to make a movie around her. There was no story or anything. It was just a series of beautiful images, totally abstract and non-cinematic. I think he was trying to create a new language of cinema.” - Naseeruddin Shah
Bai Yun and her son Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo on December 2, 2013.
© San Diego Zoo
I fucking hate it when you’re in such a fantastically giddy mood and then you see one simple little thing that makes you think, “oh” and then you just get this empty feeling in your chest and you get nauseous and the world just crumbles and you want to just lay under a blanket and close your eyes and fall asleep and never wake up.
Panda Cubs First Day on Exhibit at Zoo Atlanta
Watch Mei Lun and Mei Huan explore the dayroom on their first day out on exhibit! They played with the bamboo and trailed their mother, Lun Lun. A panda nap was to be had after an exciting day.
just like for glee it was Mercedes/Happiness.
All I want is for my faves to be in happy relationships with fine ass men. If that turns out to be someone other than Ichabod, I’m perfectly fine with that. Abbie deserves romance, too.