Skip to comments.Parents Warned About Mail Order Chicken Pox Lollipops
Posted on 11/07/2011 10:01:35 AM PST by DemforBush
Authorities and doctors are warning parents who want to avoid chicken pox vaccines for their children that a new mail-order scheme to share lollipops licked by children infected with the disease as a way to create immunity in their kids is not only unsafe but illegal...
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Doesn't every mailbox in the country bear a notice prohibiting, among other things, the sending via USPS of hazardous or infectious materials?
what kind of a dumb@ss sends a highly virulent strain of bioweapon through the mail to purposefully get people sick?
This is one case where the parents of the victims deserve just as much blame as the perpetrators. What idiot willingly lets his kid lick a lollipop that has been licked by a kid with chicken pox or some other disease? You would have to be the most incredibly stupid parent on the face of the earth to participate in this.
Do these idiots know Cpox is dangerous?
I remember a child, who due to complications related to chicken pox,lost his legs.
Back when I was a kid if as a child you had not yet had CP, a playdate would be arranged so the uninfected child would visit an infected child so you would be sure to catch it rather than get it as an adult.
I remember as a young kid people wanting to expose their young kids to mumps—because, I guess, it is better to have them at a young age. But this lollipop thing is seems very risky. Not to mention what other stuff you could get. Chicken pox is really something you don’t want to mess with—it could be very dangerous.
This didn’t go over too well in the South Park cartoon version either.
so now I have to get my mail irradiated because some jackwagon decided to buck the vaccination “conspiracy” and risk a mass spreading of a dangerous biological agent.
Like I tell my children all the time, life will be infinitely more complicated because of the actions of incompetent, thoughtless people.
To say nothing of "downright creepy".
As opposed to a chicken pox vaccine?
Very much so. I’d rather have my kids catch it through natural exposure than suffer from the vaccine.
This scheme, on the other hand, is just bad.
Thats not exactly what this is...your statement would indicate that its being done randomly. Apparently it is not. It seems that parents are networking with each other to have the infected items sent to their kids.
Some folks simply do not want to vaccinate their kids, especially for the relatively benign chicken pox. Pre 1995 there was no vaccine and the vast majority of those who contracted it did just fine.
Not saying I agree with that in any way. But its not randome mailings of infected materials.
This is right up there among the dumbest things I’ve ever read on FR that didn’t involve Lindsay Lohan or Joe Biden.
The reason that they now vaccinate for Chicken Pox is not really to prevent Chicken Pox, although that is a plus. Once you have C-Pox you always have it, like Malaria. And like Malaria, it comes back during periods of stress throughout your life. This is what Shingles is.
So you would prefere that they have C-Pox now and recurrent Shingles through their entire adult lives? Shingles is C-Pox. It never goes away, just dormant.
As opposed to the vaccine? Absolutely. Same with the Flu btw.
Some diseases make sensible vaccines. Chickenpox is not one of them.
one of their packages busts open in the process, which is something that happens all the time, and it’s the problem of every employee in that facility, every person that has mail processed through that facility, the family of every person that works in that facility and so on. It then becomes the problem of everyone in the postal region.
So, even though it’s not random, the consequence of distributing a communicable disease through the mail has the potential to effect more people than the unknowing innocent child of the numbskull that decided to place everyone else at risk just to stick it to the evil medical-industrial complex.
Funny thing, when I was a kid, my parents tried to keep us safe, not infect us with something that could mutate and kill us.
When I was growing up parents would encourage exposure to chicken pox through get togethers with friends who had infected kids. This would inoculate the children who caught the disease from catching it as an adult, when chicken pox would be much more dangerous. However, the FB sharing of lolipops is just sick IMO.
Shingles in adulthood from childhood exposure to chicken pox is much rarer and usually much less severe if that exposure was through vaccination rather than an actual bout of chicken pox.
You can also get a vaccination for Shingles to ‘re charge’ your immune system against the chicken pox virus. It is recommended for anyone 60 years or older who was exposed to chicken pox as a youth.
The vaccine is CAUSING the uptick in shingles.
OMG, sometimes I marvel at the stuff FReepers will fall for just because they read it on Yahoo.
Here is a link to the Facebook page
If one is not on FB, you probably won’t see it. However, there are a big 218 people who like this page. 218!!!!!!
Hobby Lobby has 275,693. Even the Zombie Apocalypse page has over 100,000.
People, every group has extremists. 218 people on a FB page = the extremists. FR is falling for a non-story, again.
Ok, that right there is funny!
Parents doing things like this not so much. I had chicken pox as a kid, caught it from my brother. (Thanks Bro!) I was uncomfortable for a few days, he was deathly ill.
Having nursed my husband through a case of the shingles I can only say I am glad my nieces will not have to endure that.
You really need to seek out primary sources on this kind of thing..
" what kind of a dumb@ss parent/care giver would order these.", but THEN again they did vote for ZERO.
If you read the linked thread, you’ll see how chickenpox morphs into shingles later in life for many people, and you can read the horror stories of the pain involved with that. The vaccine has not been proven to be as much of a danger as chickenpox. Lots of tin foil going on with the whole vaccine thing.
Not as rare as you seem to think. It’s not a rare disease. Of course, you can get a vaccination for it—but oops, that would be one of those e-vile vaccinations. Better to suffer, I guess.
Looks like a shaky source.
No, I think you have the wrong Gary Goldman. It’s a pretty common name.
Dr. Goldman serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Vaccine, The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC), Expert Review of Vaccines (ERV), Expert Review of Dermatology (ERD), Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (JEADV), Epidemiology and Infection, and British Medical Journal (BMJ).
I guess you have never heard of a 'chicken pox party'?
And you assume I am:
1, not aware of the risks of shingles.
2, in agreement with you about the risks of the vaccine.
3, in agreement with you about the risks of chicken pox.
Calling me a ‘tinfoil’ hat, is not at all productive.
I believe vaccines should be restricted to illnesses that are:
2, with substantive protection factor.
Chickenpox fails on both counts, ergo, I don’t believe that chicken pox should be vaccinated. Others, if they choose to do so, are very much welcome to, but count me and my family out.
Chickenpox CAN be life-threatening. Idiots like this, and idiots like the selfish dolts who allow their infected children to infect everyone else are also life-threatening. I shudder to think of the people with compromised immune systems, both children and adults, who would suffer from this kind of thinking.
You can see on this site, same photo of him, where he went to school. It isn't surprising he doesn't list his school on his own page, because I think most people would agree that paying for an online PhD program is not credible at all..
Nope It's him
And his own website screams Crank from Crankville in the state of Cranky.
Then it makes no sense to vaccinate perfectly healthy people. Thank you.
Let me ask you another question.
Do you believe that a chickenpox vaccine should be made mandatory?
Wow, you’re right!!! He’s quite a guy!
I’m glad he’s gotten into the research side of all of this.
I am not saying that Shingles is a rare disease, just that it is less frequently seen, and usually much less severe - IF the exposure to the virus in youth is from a vaccine rather than from an actual bout of chicken pox.
A vaccine “booster” shot, to renew those dying off antibodies against the virus (some 45 years or so after initial exposure), will prevent Shingles via creation of new antibodies against the virus.
I think it’s wrong for unvaccinated people to put other people at risk, period. It used to be that public schools in some places would not allow a child to attend unless they were up to date on their vaccinations. If people want to keep their unvaccinated kids at home, that’s another thing—but keep them away from people they can harm.
>>I think its wrong for unvaccinated people to put other people at risk, period.<<
So should vaccinations be mandated by law?
Again, do you believe that the Chicken Pox vaccine should be made mandatory?
In the case of small pox - you find that it “makes no sense to vaccinate perfectly healthy people”?
What sense would there be in vaccinating someone already exposed, pray tell?
Because then they really won't get it again. 8^)