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.
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