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(2015/02/13) Ignorance and fear sending us backwards (Vaccinations)

February 13, 201573 min
Edition #898
I can’t even believe that this is a thing. The anti-science sentiments march on in this country and they’re putting us all at risk of a resurgence of eradicated diseases
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Show Notes
Ch. 1: Opening Theme: A Fond Farewell - From a Basement On the Hill
Ch. 2: Act 1: Vaccines Don't Cause Autism: Healthcare Triage #12 - @HCTriage - Air Date: 01-19-14
Ch. 3: Song 1: Fraud - Once a Jolly Swagman, Always a Jolly Swagman

Ch. 4: Act 2: On the Anti-Vax Non-troversy - @onthemedia - Air Date: 2-6-15
Ch. 5: Song 2: Chorus of Fools - Chorus of Fools - Single

Ch. 6: Act 3: Anti-vaxxer Californians start a new measles outbreak at Disneyland - @TWiBnation - Air Date: 2-3-15
Ch. 7: Song 3: Rebuild - We Are Rising

Ch. 8: Act 4: Myth: Vaccine Deniers Are All Hippie Liberals - @davidpakmanshow - Air Date: 02-01-15
Ch. 9: Song 4: "Fear is a villain" by Theo Bard

Ch. 10: Act 5: The Dangerous Arrogance of the Anti-Vaxxers - @majorityfm - Air Date: 02-04-15
Ch. 11: Song 5: F**k You - True North

Ch. 12: Act 6: Vaccines: How to Avoid Killing and Maiming Children - @MarkFiore's Animation - Air Date: 02-10-15
Ch. 13: Song 6: "Mitch Benn's song to Anti-Vaxer parents - The Now Show - Air Date: 2-6-15"

Ch. 14: Act 7: GOP vaccination fuss suggests politics at play - Rachel @Maddow Show - Air Date: 2-5-15
Ch. 15: Song 7: Dumb Ways to Die - Dumb Ways to Die - Single

Ch. 16: Act 8: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines - Best of the Left Activism
Ch. 17: Song 8: Right to Complain - Backatown (Bonus Track Version)

Ch. 18: Act 9: Vaccines are for the Public Good - @Thom_Hartmann - Air Date: 02-03-15

Ch. 20: If it's within your means then you should change - Nick from Cincinnati
Ch. 21: Advice on making vegitarianism easy - Dave from Olympia, WA
Voicemail Music: Loud Pipes - Classics

Ch. 22: Final comments on food choice and vaccination voicemails
Closing Music: Here We Are - Everyone's in Everyone

Activism: Fighting the Anti-Vaxxer Movement with @Voices4Vaccines
Take Action:
Use the resources at: Voices For Vaccines
Follow Voices For Vaccines on Twitter and Facebook.
Find out more about the adult pertussis vaccination at:
Sources/further reading:
"A Polio Survivor’s Plea: Vaccinate Your Children” by Minda Dentler at
"Anti-Vaxxers Brought Measles to the Happiest Place on Earth: A measles outbreak has sickened 70 people at Disneyland, and could be the spark that brings the once-eradicated disease back in force.” by Russell Saunders at The Daily Beast
"Your feelings about vaccines don't trump another child's medical reality” by Jessica Valenti at The Guardian
"Elizabeth Warren Asks Questions About Vaccines, Gets Shocking Answers” by Kaili Joy Gray at Wonkette
"Dear anti-vaxxers: Stop using autism as a bogeyman” by Maria Mora at SheKnows
"I Didn’t Vaccinate My Child—And I Regret It: How I finally discovered that vaccinating your kids is the right thing to do.” by Sally Kohn
Written by BOTL social media/activism director Katie Klabusich

Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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