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Chickenpox Lollipops: Smart or Stupid?

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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This is one kind of lollipop you do NOT want to lick. Parents wary of vaccines are reportedly turning to Facebook to find lollipops, spit or other items from children who have chickenpox, The Associated Press reports. And Jerry Martin, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee, isn't happy about it.

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"Can you imagine getting a package in the mail from this complete stranger that you know from Facebook because you joined a group, and say here, drink this purported spit from some other kid?" Martin told the AP.

Plus, the "trick" probably won't even work, said Isaac Thomsen, a specialist in pediatric infectious diseases at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. "If there's a very high load on the virus and shipped very quickly, it's theoretically possible," he told the AP. "But it's probably not an effective way to transmit it. It typically has to be inhaled."

Thomsen also warned the lollipops could carry more dangerous viruses, including hepatitis. AND, it's a federal crime to send diseases or viruses across state lines, punishable by up to 20 years in prison, Martin said. Do you think "chickenpox lollipops" are smart? Or totally stupid? (We'll pass on swapping spit with a total stranger, thanks.)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THESE POPS?

 

 

 

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by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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Strega
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Ugh.


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lalasmama2007
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Yikes!

Stormy6669
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 10:51 AM

poor kids. Are some parents really this dense?

hopemommy2
by Paula on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM



Quoting lalasmama2007:

Yikes!


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Kendallsmama15
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:28 AM
Stupid
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Dimples04
by Bronze Member on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:29 AM
Stupid. No way!
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katgrl1076
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:35 AM

 

STUUUUPID!!!!  why would u feed your child someone else's SPIT?!?!  R ppl ok out there, what r these moms /dads thinking?

 

pinki076
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM
This is totally stupid. If my daughter gets chickenpox its going to be the old fashion way not by sucking on a lollipop that has whatever type of diease ridden germ on it.
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Poosaloosa
by Silver Member on Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:42 AM

I think it's disgusting.

Queen_Bree
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 12:04 PM

This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of! 

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