NY State Assemblyman attempts to ban most vaccines


This isn't terribly Cool Ish, and it goes to show that science education is still something we have to keep trumpeting from toddlers to retirees.

NY State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D) of the 92nd district (which includes Yonkers and Tarrytown) introduced a bill to call for the "prohibition on the use of vaccines containing genetically modified organisms."

What this means is that rather than intelligently design an Ebola vaccine using technologies and strategy that are the cornerstone of modern biomedical science, scientists would have to rely on techniques like evolving the virus to be safe enough to be injected into mammals without killing them.

It is unknown what State Assemblyman Abinanti's motivations and fears were that led him to introduce this bill. But it's clear he needs to brush up on his biology. If you would like to teach him about this issue, here is his contact information:

In Albany
LOB 744 
Albany, NY 12248 
Phone: 518-455-5753

In Tarrytown
303 South Broadway 
Suite 229 
Tarrytown, NY 10591 
Phone: 914-631-1605 
Fax: 914-631-1609