Kentucky Governor Deliberately Exposed His Children to Chicken Pox
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Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox
Bevin exposed 9 kids to chickenpox, says vaccine not for all
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.
During a Tuesday interview on Bowling Green radio station WKCT, Bevin said his children were "miserable for a few days" after contracting chickenpox but said "they all turned out fine."
Bevin and his wife, Glenna, have nine children, four adopted.
The Republican governor said parents worried about chickenpox should have their children vaccinated. But he said government shouldn't mandate the vaccination.
Parents at my school did this when we were like, 5 or 6 for the few kids who hadn't had it yet.
chickenpox as a kid isn't so bad, but it gets harder to handle as an adult
You gave your kids the change to experience the agony of shingles you retarded cunt.
Are pox parties really all that bad? I've heard of them being done a lot.
Congratulations on putting your kids at risk for shingles later in life! You've just given them an express pass to pain hell!
Look up shingles. No one wants pox ever
I can't wait until I get shingles when I'm old.
Yeah, they're done by stupid parents following ages of bad parenting advice. A lot of people still think that getting chicken pox means you can't get it later in life. Which is sorta true because you don't. Instead it reactivates in the body ages later and causes horrible pain.
I managed to get Chicken Pox on Christmas Day when I was a kid, which pretty much made me feel like shit for a month afterward.
Just get the Vaccine.
I actually didn't know a Chicken Pox vaccine existed until like a handful of year ago. Granted it is fairly new, I don't know if it was really an option when I was a kid.
I had Chicken Pox when I was a pretty young kid, I actually had a Shingles breakout when I was about 10 too.
But now that these vaccines are available and widely known, it's a no-brainer to get them for your kids.
Lol wait pox parties are still a thing even with vaccines for that disease being around?
Just to reiterate what people are saying in the the thread, yes Shingles hurts like a right fucker. Luckily I didn't have lasting damage.
I mean almost every kid I grew up with, at multiple different schools is going to get shingles
It's not okay but really, other than not repeating it in the future what's to be done?
Adding on, yeah that's new to me. Didn't know chicken pox had a vaccine. Cool.
I definitely don't remember it being an option when I was a kid.
shingles fucking sucks man
Pox parties sound fucking mental, but I can understand it. Not sure about all this shingles malarky but from what I've heard you REALLY don't want to contract chicken pox as an adult. It's better to be exposed as a child?
No, literally no. If you get chicken pox, then later in life it can reactivate as a condition known as shingles which is hellishly painful and can leave long last damage.
I don't remember feeling ill when I had chicken pox when I was younger. I just ran around playing as I always did anyway. The worst part was actually to come back to school after 3 weeks feeling totally disoriented because I had missed so much. (Teachers sent home homeworks with my siblings so that I wouldn't get too far behind, but not for every subject). I guess the vaccin wasn't around yet back then because all of my siblings had it at some point.
My little sister had shingles a few years back, said it was really painful.
What? All the old fucks I've seen with shingles have been right as rain the next day. Even the web says shingles isnt shit, compared to chicken pox as an adult.
I had chickenpox when I was 17. Shit is borderline torture even at that age. I can’t imagine how it is later.
We didn't have it in Australia until 2000. I'd already had chicken pox by then.
I remember some poor kid in my class at school had chicken pox in 2004. I guess he wasn't vaccinated.
It wasn't approved in Canada until the late '90s-early '00s, so when I was a kid the only option was get your kids the disease early when it's not so bad so that they don't end up in the hospital if they catch it at a later point in life, because they develop an immunity to it. Nobody really cared about shingles back then, it seems to be a recent thing. I think they have a vaccine for shingles too now, but all the ads on TV say they only give it to old people.
Shingles is chicken pox as an adult.
Yeah I would have just missed out on the chicken pox vaccine, got it the old fashion way. At least there's less chance of me getting shingles in the future if everyone vaccinates against chickenpox now. Can you imagine if chickenpox was eradicated? Amazing.
I should ask my mom if I was exposed to the pox as a kid, because I genuinely can't remember. I remember there being cases of chicken pox in my neighbourhood/school, but I can't remember if I was exposed to get it out of the way. I think I was, but it's been so long that I don't know if I've just invented that memory after trying to find it.
I know I had measles as a kid, which conveniently does make me immune to future measles exposure unless it suddenly mutates into measles-2 or some shit, but all of humanity will likely be vulnerable if that happens.
because the 0.0000001% of probability of autism, that doesn't even comes from them, is worse!
If she doesn't remember, you can get a chickenpox titer done at your doctor's office. It's just a quick blood test to check to see if you have the antibodies or not.
If you support this shit you're brain dead stupid.
My current GP is with the same clinic I've been going to since I was born, so I could just ask them to pull out my records and look.
But a blood test would be more definitive to be sure.
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