I have been massively busy at work recently, hence the total lack of updates for April. I have half a dozen posts in unreadable draft form, but in the mean time – you should watch this video. It’s awesome. Language is probably not work safe if you don’t have headphones.
For the first time in many years, I have purchased an actual printed magazine.
The June 2010 cover of North & South magazine is a shocking photo of a six year old girl with all four of her limbs amputated. It’s a shocking, distressing photo, and New Zealand needs to see it.
The photo illustrates what happens when you children are not vaccinated. The percentage of people without immunity drops below the levels required for herd immunity levels, and the chance of infection by those who cannot receive vaccinations for one reason or another sky-rockets. This is what happens when in the name of being “fair and balanced”, equal time is given by news organisations to a cartel of charlatans and deliberately ignorant anti-scientific alternative medicine quacks who have the audacity to pass themselves off as authoritative.
Fortunately, N&S chose not to pander to these clowns. The Editorial column has the following to say;
“North & south makes no apology this month for championing childhood vaccinations. We did not seek out the extreme anti-immunisation campaigners for ‘balance’, because their arguments aren’t balanced.”