Miku Hatsune | VOCALOID

Miku Hatsune | VOCALOID

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Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.

Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about?

It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

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theguiltynesshasstarted:

Transparent for those who are into this kinda stuff

theguiltynesshasstarted:

Transparent for those who are into this kinda stuff

schrodingerstriceratops:

what if all mermaids & sirens are lesbians who are singing to attract ladies so when they get men instead they just toss them aside & accidentally drown them in frustration??

tastefullyoffensive:

The best costume spotted at Disneyland’s 10k race today. [adamlc6]

tastefullyoffensive:

The best costume spotted at Disneyland’s 10k race today. [adamlc6]

awkwaben:

equivs:

how does kurloz even eat is it like photosynthesis does meulin water him

hes dead

deaddboy:

✰ transparent ✰

deaddboy:

✰ transparent ✰

binedect-camburbetch:

thepotterwholockian:

umqraa:

ronweasley:

jamesandhisginger:

theghostfromhoneydukes:

robinwantstobeamoderndancer:

#look at neville’s face. #he’s trying so hard #to be all like, #”wow great singing! #nice job!” #because he’s a fucking #sweetheart like that #just such a goddamn nice guy.

it’s even better than that because he’s trying to protect trevor’s ears instead of his own XD I love you neville<3 

#and ron is so badass he doesn’t even need to cover his ears #he’s all like ya’ll mad? 

Ron is used to it because Percy loves to sing in the shower.

but omfg the knight in the background is all like wHO DARE COMES TO ATTACK ME

yeah but dean and seamus are holding hands

Wait what

binedect-camburbetch:

thepotterwholockian:

umqraa:

ronweasley:

jamesandhisginger:

theghostfromhoneydukes:

robinwantstobeamoderndancer:

#look at neville’s face. #he’s trying so hard #to be all like, #”wow great singing! #nice job!” #because he’s a fucking #sweetheart like that #just such a goddamn nice guy.

it’s even better than that because he’s trying to protect trevor’s ears instead of his own XD I love you neville<3 

#and ron is so badass he doesn’t even need to cover his ears #he’s all like ya’ll mad? 

Ron is used to it because Percy loves to sing in the shower.

but omfg the knight in the background is all like wHO DARE COMES TO ATTACK ME

yeah but dean and seamus are holding hands

Wait what

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thymoss:

railroadsoftware:

no one ever says that Rome needed help from aliens to build their empire

#l laughed for days when i found out that #ancient egyptians used water to reduce friction and move blocks for distances #and that this was literally DEPICTED ON THEIR HIEROGLYPHICS #but ~western archaeologists~ #thought that the pouring of water depicted ~superstitious rituals~ #jfc

bisexualfrenzy:

whenever there’s a debate about queer female characters there’s always an assumption that bi women want more bi characters so that men can be involved but like, no? we just want representation? for bisexual women? please and thank?

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho
hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:
The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013
photographed by ©Channon Simmons

inanorderlyfashion:

blackqueerbravado:

mewtwoofficial:

yappanese:

I love this

lil fairy queen’s wings got tired so she took the subway

hope this child knew yall took they pic tho

hope they parents let it be posted tho

Fear not blackqueerbravado. The child in this picture is my niece. She knew I was taking her picture and her mother, my sister, let me post it. The person you reblogged it from or the person they reblogged it from removed the caption I originally put on it, which was:

The Queen as a Fairy Princess, Halloween NYC 2013

photographed by ©Channon Simmons

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