Mississippi has the highest rate of childhood vaccination because it is one of only two states in the U.S. that does not allow parents a choice regarding vaccines, as a requirement for attending school. Only a medical doctor can provide an exemption, as religious and philosophical exemptions are not allowed. It also has the highest infant mortality rates.
We mandate more vaccines than any other country. We also have the worst infant mortality rate of any first, second, and even some third world countries. Most parents or doctors (for that matter) do not start out
Great example of how correlation does NOT imply causation. It is sad that most people do not understand science. Ask your students to propose other reasons for the data such as poverty or access to health care. Better yet, have them come up with other positive correlations with infant mortality such as number of supermarkets or number of television sets.
Vaccination is an extremely controversial topic these days. Whatever side of the aisle you may fall with regard to your opinion about vaccination, one thing is for certain. The choice to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a decision that has the potential to greatly impact the health of you and most importantly, your children... Continue Reading Â»
Chimborazo Hospital Chimborazo Hospital was an American Civil War era facility built in Richmond, Virginia, to service the needs of the Confederate Army. It functioned between 1862 and 1865, treating over 76,000 injured Confederate soldiers. It achieved a 20 percent mortality rate, and today the site is owned by the National Park Service and is used as the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Two Memento Mori gold rings from the 17th century - Presented by Dr C.D.E. Fortnum in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897;WA1899.CDEF.F476 and WA1899.CDEF.F520 http://www.ashmolean.org/ash/objects/?mu=153
chronic-illness-cat:from the amazing Amanda Martinez[picture of a cross-eyed Siamese cat’s head against a gyronny (a triangle-sectioned background) with six shades of blue. Top line of text reads: That awkward moment || Bottom line of text reads: when self-care feels like a chore.]