It's slightly more accurate than others Ive read in that it acknowledges that despite high vaccination rates, pertussis continues on unabated. There were a few things that were not accurate and potentially misleading
|it may be that in the past the drugs inadvertently cured many cases of undiagnosed pertussis.
I know Im nitpicking here but antibiotics does not cure pertussis, or actually have any effect on the clinical course of the disease. In fact there is evidence that those on antibiotics are sicker for longer. What antibiotics may do is reduce the length of time one is contagious, however even this is iffy since most of the time antibiotics are not given until the second phase of the illness and by this time the person has already been contagious for quite some time.
It also annoys me that the take home message is that this can all be avoided if every one runs out and gets their boosters. Never mind that the vaccine doesn't prevent transmission. I think that is the best kept secret right now.