I really thought that getting chicken pox would be more difficult. I mean getting the kids them, not having them, and I would actively have to seek it out. One month into school and here we are. I was also pleasantly surprised what a casual approach the city and school board have taken. I thought that like most virus' that Big Pharma have tried to get 'disease designation' there would be more of an uproar or fuss. Parents seemed to be meeting my expectations of 'outraged' when the rumours started on Tuesday blaming parents that don't vaccinate for CP but the school doesn't even have a policy of sending the kids home unless they are too sick to be there. The send home said:
I really appreciate the lack of fear mongering here. It was a nice surprise. I just hope that parents have the same reaction now that the letter has gone out.....I have yet to see them since the outbreak and not at all since my kids got them!!
I was also forwarded this interesting study about CP and death in children. This study shows that the deaths are actually from a drug reaction/interaction or complications from Chicken Pox not from the pox themselves. The conclusion is that if the parents had chosen to do nothing and let the CP ride it's course then these kids may not have died. That is a scary prospect!!