Best wishes to Robbie Abelon who is on the Gulf Coast with the American Red Cross helping people impacted by Hurricane Issac.
#sciencemarch #vaccineswork
Joining Dr. Dean Blumberg and ABC10 for a discussion about their recent report on vaccine medical exemptions

"#Flu has killed 22 more children,... The total number of flu-related pediatric deaths is now at least 84 nationwide.... about three-quarters of children who have died were not fully vaccinated, and about half were previously healthy,... In children younger than 9, the vaccine actually offers much greater protection, reducing by more than half the risk of becoming so sick that they need to see a doctor." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

The latest federal report shows that at least 84 children have died of influenza since October.

"He [HHS Secretary Azar], his wife and his children had all had #flu shots, he said, and so had President Donald J. Trump.
The vaccine is 39 percent effective overall, Mr. Azar said, and 59 percent effective in children." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

A preliminary analysis finds the vaccine 25 percent effective against this year’s dangerous H3N2 strain, and twice as effective in children.

恭喜发财 新年快乐 #LunarNewYear #YearOfTheDog

The Chinese New Year is one of the world's most celebrated festivals.

On March 13, 1996, a gunman entered a school in Dunblane shooting to death 16 young children and their teacher and wounding 15 others. Residents of Dunblane initiated the Snowdrop Campaign which changed gun laws in Britain resulting in a drop in gun violence. When will we act? #SandyHook #Columbine #Parkland #EnoughIsEnough #EndGunViolence

One of the most notable consequences of the Dunblane massacre was the introduction of tighter gun control laws in Great Britain. After the…

"Wednesday's shooting marks the 18th time a gun has gone off on a school campus in the United States since the start of 2018, just 45 days into the year." #EnoughIsEnough #EndGunViolence #Parkland Everytown for Gun Safety

Wednesday's shooting marks the 18th time a gun has gone off on a school campus in the United States since the start of 2018, just 45 days into the year.

"The Broward County, Florida, sheriff said 17 people are dead in the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the city of Parkland, northwest of Fort Lauderdale.... The sheriff said the shooter used an AR-15 rifle and had 'multiple magazines.'" #EnoughIsEnough #EndGunViolence #Parkland

The Broward Sheriff's Office said a former student, Nikolas Cruz, 19, is in custody, suspected of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz was arrested off campus without incident.
A Valentine's music video from Skunk Bear explores the ways your brain and body change when you fall in love — and change again as love deepens and matures.

"Hunter Conner had none of those risk factors, but the #flu took his life last month despite his parents’ best efforts to protect and save him.... Hunter didn’t get a flu shot this flu season. His parents said Hunter skipped the vaccine because he’d never been sick, and because they’d heard the vaccine would not be very effective this year." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork #Resist #AlternativeFacts

Hunter Conner of Fallbrook died unexpectedly last month, just days after contracting the flu.

Tragedy and regret after anti-vaxxer lies contribute to the death of another child. #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork #Resist #AlternativeFacts

Three-year-old Alivia died just days after being diagnosed with the flu.

"The Tennessee Department of Health reported Monday there have been seven pediatric deaths and one death of a pregnant woman associated with the #flu in Tennessee during the 2017-18 flu season.... 'The vaccine offers the best protection from the flu and reduces severe outcomes should an individual become ill with the flu,' the Health Department said...." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

There have been seven pediatric deaths and one death of a pregnant woman associated with the flu in Tennessee during the 2017-18 flu season.

"A local girl, nearly 4 years old, died Monday of the #flu and a secondary infection of pneumonia,..." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

The child, who was just a month shy of her fourth birthday, died Monday.

"I would love to hold anti-vaxxers accountable for the diseases and occasional deaths that result from vaccine-preventable illness in the youngest and frailest of our society. These people prey on the fears of parents and caregivers. It is much easier to destroy confidence than to build it.... Parents want to do what is best.... Let’s show them that this argument has only one side: vaccinate." Management Sciences for Health #VaccinesWork #EveryChildNeeds #CommunityImmunity #PutKids1st

“Parents want to do what is best. The case for vaccination is stronger than other interventions that we take unquestioningly.”

"Deaths from #influenza and pneumonia,.. were responsible for 1 of every 10 deaths last week,... There were 40,414 deaths in the U.S. during the third week of 2018, the most recent data available, and 4,064 were from pneumonia or influenza,... The death toll in future weeks is expected to grow even higher because #flu activity is still rising—and the number of deaths follow the flu activity.... The agency [CDC] reported another 10 deaths among children this season, bringing the total to 63 so far. Half had no other medical conditions that would place them in the high-risk category, and only about 20 percent were vaccinated." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

The amount of influenza ravaging the U.S. rivals levels seen when an altogether new virus emerge

"The death of a far north Queensland man from #diphtheria is a sign the state is failing to properly vaccinate the community, the Australian Medical Association (AMA) says.... The man, who was in his 20s and not vaccinated against the disease,.. had since died.... 'In the early 1900s, diphtheria caused more deaths in Australia than any other infectious disease,' he [Dr Richard Kidd] said.
'It's a very powerful story about the value of the vaccine because it's virtually disappeared and no vaccinated person has died from diphtheria in Australia in the past 20 years.'... claims made by the anti-vaccination movement were contributing to lower vaccination rates in Queensland." #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork #EveryChildNeeds #CommunityImmunity

A far north Queensland man's death from diphtheria shows the state is falling short on vaccination, the Australian Medical Association says.

Welcomed to Metro Air Park in Natomas. Met several constituents who work there; part of the 2000 new jobs for #Sacramento. #SelectSac #BuildHealthySac

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"A freshman at a California high school has died after contracting the #flu,... Between Oct. 1, 2017 -- when the flu season officially began -- and Jan. 13, the California Department of Public Health reported 74 flu deaths for people 65 and under. At the same time last year, there were 14 flu deaths.... The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] said 10 more pediatric flu deaths were reported last week, bringing the total to more than 60 children who have died from the flu so far this season." #FightFlu #WhyIvax #VaccinesWork

La Reina High & Middle School confirmed Gabriella Chabot's death in an email sent out to parents Thursday night