Last year I had a delightful case of pertussis, thanks to the continual erosion of herd immunity interacting with the natural reduction in immunity for this disease that occurs in most humans.
This can be directly attributable to the work of the Australian Vaccination Network, a bunch of paranoid cultist nutbags who believe that immunisation is a plot to corrupt and pollute precious bodily fluids.
Pertussis, or whooping cough, was not a mild disease for me. I had not only the paralysing cough, but also the full-blown whoop, or stridor. Imagine coughing until you have completely expelled all air, and then as you try to breathe in, being strangled by an invisible maniac. Also, I'm not exactly certain that I did not crack a rib.
The 3AM hospital visit was Not Fun.Meryl Dorey and her minions are howling loons. Pay them no mind.