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“Sick Beyond Words”: Father Who Lost Baby To Whooping Cough Outraged After Anti-Vaxxer Vows To Infect Halloween Candy With Chicken Pox

Date November 4, 2019 10:52

Did you know that you can catch chickenpox by just being in the same room with an infected individual? Before a vaccine was found, chickenpox, which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, was considered highly contagious.

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Luckily, people who are vaccinated or have had chickenpox are immune to the disease, which is known for its severe symptoms that include fever, loss of appetite, headache, and malaise.

But, for people who are already vaccinated against it, there is still a small chance to get chickenpox again.

Anti-vaxxer vowed to infect Halloween trick-or-treat lollies with chickenpox

A woman claiming to be a registered nurse in Brisbane, Australia, shocked the world when she posted on social media that she plans to infect Halloween trick-or-treat lollies with chickenpox.

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In the sickening post by the woman, who is an anti-vaxxer, she claimed that she was doing it to “help others” get natural immunity.

The cringy post angered many netizens and after it was reshared by a dad whose son died of whooping cough, it got even more traction.

The dad, who was rubbed the wrong way by the post had a few things to say about it.

Have you ever seen something that instantaneously makes your skin crawl? How’s this: Get excited by your child being infected with the chicken pox virus; Formulate a plan to intentionally infect other people’s children unknowingly.

The dad, who wrote on a memorial page dedicated to his deceased son Riley Hughes, wondered how someone would be so conniving and still could gloat about it publicly.

The woman’s “unkind threats" infuriated many people

When followers of the page read the story, they shared their own experiences revealing that there are “sick people” who would go to great lengths to put the lives of others at risk.

One mom shared her own experience, revealing that some people have the audacity to joke about the disease.

An anti-vax mom used the app that our school utilizes for teacher and parent communication to send a message to all of the parents in my son’s class inviting them over for a chicken pox party because her son had it.

Another woman wondered if such people even considered the harm their actions could have.

This is so disgusting!... Do these people ever consider the people this could potentially harm?! I was absolutely terrified of catching it whilst pregnant. Do they know what it can do to unborn babies?

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For everyone, the consensus was that her words deserved more attention, especially from the authorities.

This is sick beyond words. Those poor kids. Not worthy to be a nurse either. And willingly spreading it to others is potential murder. What a sick individual.

Responding to the troubling post, Children’s Health Queensland revealed that while there are no registered nurses with the woman’s name, the worrying issue was under investigation by the police.

For any parent that has lost a child to a contagious illness, wishing it on anyone else is an unimaginable thing. What do you think of the woman’s words? Does her "sick plan" deserve to be considered an act of terror?

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