Whooping Cough Epidemic?!?
Whooping cough is an epidemic…really? Want to know the truth? Has anyone ever looked up the stats on pertussis related deaths?
There is actually a greater fatality rate from lightning strikes than pertussis. Read that again…
There have been 10 confirmed pertussis related fatalities so far in 2012 (from CDC website). There have been 13 deaths from lightning strikes. Average number of pertussis related fatalities in the US per year is 35-40, average number of lightning strike fatalities is 55. There is a greater risk of being struck by lightning and dying that there is or pertussis.
OMG! I need a lightning strike vaccine prevention shot ASAP!
Do your own research and know the risks. Ask questions and live your life to the fullest!!
-Dr. Matt, with stats from super wife Tiffany.