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3 years ago  ::  Nov 14, 2011 - 8:48AM #1
jesusfreakgal
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Aparently some parents have been giving chicken pox laced lollipops to their children to help create an immunity to chicken pox later in life. These lollipops get infected when a sick child licks then, and then is 'traded' to a well child. It is often mailed to the well child's family. Problem is, sending viruses and diseases through the US mail is illegal. Aparently besides being illegal (to send those, or anything else that could be used to infect a child without actually making them immediately sick and avoid vaccination) can be potantially lethal. Here is a link to an article I found: www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/12/us-ch...
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3 years ago  ::  Nov 14, 2011 - 8:52AM #2
jesusfreakgal
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I didn't read far enough down in the article. Aparently trying to infect a child using a method other the a vaccine (lollipop, saliva or other mentioned in the article), parents could inadvertently giving their child influenza and even hepatitis.


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3 years ago  ::  Nov 18, 2011 - 1:03AM #3
Mlyons619
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Uh.


YEAH!


It is a rather stupid idea giving your child what might provive to be a highly infecuous and possibly deadly disease to avoid innocultions.


What's there to discuss?  Anyone who thinks they need to do this to their child is unfit to be a parent...

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3 years ago  ::  Nov 23, 2011 - 6:05PM #4
jesusfreakgal
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Yeah pretty much. The thing is, there are no laws against giving something like that to one's child. It could be considered abuse, but I doubt that.


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3 years ago  ::  Dec 16, 2011 - 1:48AM #5
Mlyons619
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Hmm.  So if this gets observed by a social worker, nothing will happen?  Right...

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 21, 2011 - 8:20PM #6
bellybeans
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If that lollipop will be regulated and controlled by the government that could be a good virus then.  

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3 years ago  ::  Dec 31, 2011 - 11:20PM #7
Mlyons619
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A lollypop vaccine?


Perhaps.

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