The Anti-Vaccination Crowd Is a Threat to Public Health

Julia Ioffe has whooping cough, and she knows precisely whom to blame for it:Pertussis, named after the elegantly latinate bacterium Bordetella pertussis, starts the way of any cold or mild flu. Then, a week or two later, the coughing starts. That’s because B.pertussis glom onto and paralyze the cilia, the lash-like filaments in your airways that clear it out of mucus, the stuff …

Remember When We Thought We Had Functionally Eradicated Measles and Mumps?

Boy, those were the good old days: Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk. [. . .] Measles, mumps, whooping cough — all deadly diseases. Until recently — virtually …

People Who Are Against Genetically Modified Foods Are Ill-Informed, and Willing to Let Millions Starve to Death

Read all about it. And remember the port side's insane, completely unjustified opposition to genetically modified foods the next time that someone tells you that the American left and center-left has some kind of monopoly on respect for science and the scientific method.Oh, and be sure to watch the video:Anyone really surprised to find out …

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