Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Swine Flu Parties??

I never thought I'd see the day when parents would actually put their children purposefully into a position of vulnerability, but here it is! According to this CNN article written back in late June, there was a great online movement advocating "swine flu parties" in order to expose their children to a "mild" form of the virus, thinking that would bring about some form of immunity if a stronger strain of the virus was to ever strike.

But that's not all, there are also rumors that people are actually thinking about also exposing their children to chicken pox and measles through these "parties" hoping to also obtain some resistance to later infections! Ridiculous? Just a bit...
While I might agree that there is some form of insanely odd logic in this idea, I'm still shocked that parents would actually risk exposing their children to the disease instead of simply waiting for a vaccine.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/30/flu.party/index.html?iref=newssearch

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