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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.


    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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    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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  • abby-howard:

    ANOTHER ANATOMY POST! Only three vertebrate groups have successfully evolved flight: Birds, Bats, and Pterosaurs, which are NOT dinosaurs, and are an extremely diverse group of reptiles! Pterodactyl is not the only one. However, birds ARE dinosaurs. Avian dinosaurs!

    Wings are not some extra structure you tack on to a creature and somehow the arms go away— they ARE arms. Think about that when you are designing creatures with wings and also giving them arms. That means your creature has six limbs.

    Next anatomy post: The anatomy and evolution of DRAGONS. If you guys have any requests, feel free to send them in!

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  • GBBO | week 4 signature bake | richard’s black Forest chocolate fondant

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  • “And you, Ring-bearer,’ she said, turning to Frodo. ‘I come to you last who are not last in my thoughts. For you I have prepared this.’ She held up a small crystal phial: it glittered as she moved it, and rays of white light sprang from her hand. ‘In this phial,’ she said, ‘is caught the light of Eärendil’s star, set amid the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out. Remember Galadriel and her Mirror!’

    Frodo took the phial, and for a moment as it shone between them, he saw her again standing like a queen, great and beautiful.”

    (Source: lotrdaily)

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  • sherlollymouse:


    ok but can can we appreciate who the real drama queen is

    This was the scene that made me realize, I am my families version of Mycroft

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  • burdge:

    ok but hear me out- what about a lightning bolt scar that looked like real lightning?

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  • wtnvtweets:

    I identify with this on a spiritual level

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  • tennants-hair:





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    Where is 12?

    fuck 12


    i’m sorry supernatural fandom but you will never have a gif that fits anything better than this gif fits this

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  • "A little girl.
    No, a young woman.
    No, a human being."
    Cecil Palmer, about Tamika Flynn, Welcome to Night Vale: Old Oak Doors Part A (via poeticdaisy)
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  • appelkueken:

    So look at the fleeting stars with fleeting eyes and feel how the earth beneath you gives.

    - Welcome to Night Vale: Old Oak Doors Part B

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  • "But I promise I will find a way back. It’ll just take a couple of days, a week max. I’ll be fine, I’m a scientist. Cecil, a scientist is usually fine." - Old Oak Doors

    (Source: three-legged-cow)

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