Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: 'Tis the season to give the gift of health and life

As we here at Double X Science roll toward the holidays, we're focusing on a holiday gift-giving theme. This week, we brought you our list of Geektastic Gifts for the geek(s) in your life. 

As we all know, though, this season isn't only about receiving gifts. It's also about giving them. During these weeks of the holiday season, we will be highlighting worthy, science- and health-related causes that you can support with the gift-giver in you. 

Today, it's giving the gift of health and life. For many people around the world, this season and all seasons bring something besides gifts. For many people worldwide, especially children, any season can bring diseases that vaccines can prevent and take lives that vaccines could have saved. 'Tis this season, though, that can inspire you to help them.

Still looking for a Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, holiday-yet-to-be-invented gift for a loved (or tolerated) one? Skip the tsotchkes. Go with measles vaccines. Yes, measles vaccines. According to the Red Cross, measles kills an estimated 450 people each day worldwide and most of those are children.

 

What will it cost?
  • vaccinations for 25 childern: $25
  • vaccinations for 50 childern: $50
  • vaccinations for 100 childern: $100
  • vaccinations for a village: $500
Forget getting your best friend Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3! Get 50 vaccinations instead. In that holiday card to your boss, let them know they've vaccinated 25 kids. Splurge on that flat-screen TV with your tax return next year. For now, vaccinate a village--A WHOLE VILLAGE! How do you do it? The Red Cross has made it ridiculously easy! A pull-down menu let's you select 25, 500, 100, or whole village vaccinations and a few clicks later, you're buying vaccines online from the Red Cross.


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Thanks to DXS contributor @DrRubidium
JAYFK Editor-in-Commandant
   

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