National Attention Over Chickenpox Comments

National Attention Over Chickenpox Comments


Kentucky’s governor Matt Bevin is making national headlines over an interview he gave to a Bowling Green radio station about chicken pox vaccination his comments about choosing to expose his nine children to the virus were in reference to a Northern Kentucky teen who sued his local health department it had temporarily barred students who are not mu not immunized against chickenpox from attending school after an outbreak at a Catholic school there lex18 s Claire cops ki explains so they start out as little red spots and then over five days you’re covered with them and they’ve gone from red spots to little blisters to most the time kids are scratching so much and that’s where the infection comes in sounds gross right well even though the vaccination for the chickenpox has been around since 1995 there are still parents who don’t believe in it and are having pox parties including the governor earlier this week he explained what he and his wife found out their neighbor had the virus they intentionally took their nine kids over for a visit to ensure they were exposed every single one of my kids had the chickenpox they not the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it and they got it they had it as children they were miserable for a few days and they all turned out fine but we don’t even advise that because the risk of chickenpox causing major problems mainly infection because if you think about and if you have and kids can sometimes have upwards of a hundred to two hundred lesions all over their body or more then you end up with infectious risk with things like MRSA group a strep things that can be devastating losing parts of our bodies because of those kind of infections today it’s not just the medical community speaking up the governor made headlines on NBC News The Today Show CNN and the hill this morning and former congressional candidate Amy McGrath tweeted saying in addition to pox parties she suspects the governor would probably like us all to go back to using horse and buggies as well from experience of having been lived in the time prior to the vaccine and having family members who didn’t have chicken pox when they were young and then in getting it when they were an adult you’re miserable and it is incredibly more painful and uncomfortable to acquire it as an adult or a teenager prior to the vaccine the CDC estimates between 8,000 to 18,000 people were hospitalized each year with up to 150 dine every year well the whole reason for the vaccine was to protect children from chicken pox covering the news Claire cops key lex18 news the governors running mate for the twenty20 election state senator and dr. Ralph Alvarado penned an op-ed in the Cincinnati Enquirer back in 2015 writing that he believes one of the most important government responsibilities to require proper immunizations a different tune than the governor’s at this week and he said the governor should not mandate the chickenpox vaccine

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