Dr. Alexander Langmuir, the father of modern day epidemiology was a strong supporter for development of the vaccine even though he knew that measles was a

“self-limiting infection of short duration, moderate severity, and low fatality, which has maintained a remarkable stable biological balance over the centuries.”[14]

He also stated,

“To those who ask me, ‘Why do you wish to eradicate measles?’ I reply with the same answer that [Sir Edmund] Hilary used when asked why he wished to climb Mt. Everest. He said ‘because it is there.’ To this may be added “And it can be done.”[15]

He never said, “Because it’s maiming thousands with blindness and encephalitis and killing hundreds, and is a blight worse than Black Plague”.


 A. Langmuir, “The Importance of Measles as a Health Problem,” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 52, no. 2, 1962, pp. 1–4.

A man with perspective,

anonymous asked:

Imagine Levi comes into Erwin's room, looking around and find none but seeing a flashback of them in a silent night being together once.

He’s not exactly searching, but he’s always finding things - an afterimage sitting and signing papers on a desk, a name spoken in either scrutiny or awe, memories lost in time replaying themselves in random places that hold no particular historical relevance.

There’s always something – no, there’s always someone.

Someone who’s never an unwelcome presence, never an absent thought from his mind.

Here in Erwin’s old room, where Levi was allowed to be selfish on more than one occasion, where he was spoiled and worshiped and maimed until he was a helpless moaning mess who craved nothing but Erwin’s touch, here where the warmth of their interlocked bodies once marked the sheets–

Here, Levi remembers.


Grimes - Kill V. Maim

The new video for Kill V. Maim is out!

Claire Boucher - Director
Mac Boucher - Director / DP / Producer
Ryan Tremblay - Producer
Neil Hansen - Producer
ArtJail - SFX


Exploring the Eccentric Fan Art of Grimes

To see more from Grimes, check out @actuallygrimes on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

“B-E-H-A-V-E / arrest us!”

Thaddeus Coates (hippypotter) was in the school library listening to Grimes (@actuallygrimes) when he was hit with a lavender-hued bolt of inspiration.

“I frickin’ love Grimes. She had dropped an album, Art Angels, which is amazing, and I was listening to ‘Kill V. Maim,’” says the D.C.-area native, artist and current Fashion Institute of Technology student. Hours later, Thaddeus put the finishing touches on a piece that featured the Canadian singer/songwriter/producer staring off into the abyss with a miniature crown hovering above her head. “I came up with this super cheery pop vibe but also something that made it eccentric,” adds Thaddeus. “Grimes’ aesthetic is always so gender fluid and so cohesive with her sound. So when I was coming up with the colors, I wanted to pick ones that weren’t necessarily feminine or masculine — they could just sort of be in between.”

Thaddeus is one of the many illustrators who contribute to fan art inspired by Grimes that bubbles up in hashtags, artist accounts and even 28-year-old Grime’s own Instagram feed on a daily basis. Like the singer’s own work, the pieces often play into an exploration of experimental colors and shapes. See: the shiny, gold, cat-influenced piece that New York-based artist Siyi Chen (@siyiart) drew (and Grimes later posted to her own feed) after seeing the surrealist music video for the track “Flesh Without Blood.” “I really liked the music video,” says Siyi. “It was really cool and really artsy. It’s just different from other videos. I know she created it by herself, so that was really impressive.”

For Grimes, those compliments are a two-way street. The singer tells Instagram that she’s consistently smitten by the art her fans tag her in.

“I just want to thank them for the incredible art!” says Grimes, in a message to her fans. “It’s always a wonderful surprise to come across it, and I find myself constantly impressed. I often see fan art that makes me want to improve as an illustrator, and I relish the opportunity to engage in this artistic dialogue with y’all, so thank u ^_^.”

And that, as Thaddeus explains, is why Grimes is such a draw to listeners.

“I love Grimes because she takes the time to show her supporters love,” he says. “She is always posting fan art on her account. It gives so much exposure to not only her but the artist as well.”

You can check out more Grimes artwork over at #grimesfanart and #grimesart.

––Instagram @music