...for Jennifer Lopez, of all people. Not for her pop-culture stylings, but for this:
U.S. film star and singer Jennifer Lopez, the mother of twins, wants parents and adults to get a pertussis, or whooping cough, vaccine to protect infants.
"This issue is important to me. I didn't know too much about it before becoming a parent but whooping cough is on the rise. There have been a significant increase in reported cases over the past decade," Lopez told United Press International.
"Parents don't realize that they can get pertussis and transmit the disease to their babies."
Lopez is the spokeswoman for the Sounds of Pertussis, a joint initiative of the March of Dimes and sanofi pasteur, to raise awareness that all new parents and others in close contact with infants, get vaccinated with an adult tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine.
She does not mention childhood vaccines, but this is still a refreshing change.
Yes, Pertussis is on the rise, and yes, it can be a killer. And even if it wasn't a potential killer, it still makes you pretty darn miserable, often for 6 months at a time.
Take a look at the Sounds of Pertussis site for details about this disease. It's just one of many preventable and potentially fatal diseases re-emerging due to this anti-vaccine madness.
If you think you may have been exposed to pertussis, see a doctor.
Then go cough on Jenny McCarthy.