- n. alternative spelling of whooping cough.
“Today's anti-vaccine hysteria can be traced in part to a 1974 British study that appeared to link the whooping-cough vaccine to rare brain injuries.”
“It isn't surprising, then, that Marin County accounts for 15 percent of all California whooping-cough cases, despite having just 0.67 percent of the state's population.”
“Before the advent of the whooping-cough vaccine, the debilitating disease struck hundreds of thousands of children annually and killed thousands of them.”
“By the mid-1980s, plaintiffs' lawyers were seeking billions in damages, and the price of the whooping-cough vaccine shot up 10,000 percent.”
“This public-health calamity, moreover, comes at a time when the Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit against whooping-cough vaccine manufacturer Wyeth; if successful, the suit would make epidemics much more likely and undermine public confide nce in vaccines even further.”
“Why, then, is that sickness making a scary comeback in California, which is currently weathering its largest whooping-cough epidemic since 1947, with over 7,800 cases and 10 deaths in 2010?”
“Now, amid the state's worst - whooping-cough outbreak in half a century, school officials are cracking down.”
“Culpeper endorsed elecampane wholeheartedly: “It has not its equal in the cure of whooping-cough in children, when all other medicines fail.””
“Had I been born just a century earlier, I would likely have died at age 4 from whooping-cough.”
“They are epidemic maladies, which pass over like the sweating sickness and the whooping-cough.”
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