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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 May 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Cutbacks Hurt a State’s Response to Whooping Cough Washington state has been feeling the effects of a pertussis outbreak, and cutbacks to the healthcare system have not helped. Thanks to Anna for this link. We’ve also seen an outbreak north of […]

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Canadians! Vaccinate before you go to … California?

Canadians! Vaccinate before you go to … California?

03 September 2010 by Scott Gavura

I guess it was inevitable. The Public Health Agency of Canada issued a travel advisory today. Advisories themselves aren’t surprising, they’re issued all the time for travellers to countries like China, Angola and Tajikistan. But today’s warning is for travellers to California: An increased number of pertussis cases (also called whooping cough) has been reported […]

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