Thursday, November 17, 2011

You Heard Me Right -- POX Parties

'Pox Parties’ in the Age of Facebook. (The New York Times, 11/17/2011)

Excerpt: Other parents on the same message board posted requests for shipments of a variety of chickenpox-infected items – towels, children’s clothes, rags. By getting their children to touch the contaminated items or suck on tainted candy, they believe their children will get the stronger immunity that surviving a full-blown natural infection of chickenpox affords, without the hazards they say come with vaccines.

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