Apparently chicken pox parties had been the rage by some parents who believe actually making their children suffer through them will boost their immunity.
But now these misguided parents have taken this event to a new, lower level. They are mailing objects that have been contaminated with the chicken pox virus to people who cannot attend one of their “parties.”
This was reported by a Nashville Tennessee TV station when a woman charged $50 to send lollipops with contaminated saliva from her own ill children to people who wanted to infect their children.
A Nashville prosecutor Jerry Martin warned that this is illegal and unsafe, according to a report in AP.
When my children had chicken pox, it was incredibly unpleasant and painful for them. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to purposely infect their children under the false belief that it's the right thing to do.