Whooping cough victim blasts anti-vaccination crackpots

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Julia Ioffe of The New Republic is battling a case of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, and she’s mad as hell about it.

The targets of Ioffe’s wrath fully deserve it, as we see HERE:

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 your body uses to trap and get rid of the infection. The ...

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