Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made headlines Tuesday after
revealing in a radio interview that he had purposefully
exposed his nine unvaccinated children to chickenpox, drawing
swift condemnation from health experts.
In case anyone needs a refresher on why you shouldn’t deprive
children of safe, potentially lifesaving vaccines or purposefully
expose them to serious, potentially life-threatening infections,
here’s a quick rundown.
Chickenpox is nothing to mess with
Though most children who get the itchy, highly-contagious viral
disease go on to recover after a week or so of misery, the disease
can cause severe complications and even death in some.
Complications include nasty skin infections, pneumonia, brain
inflammation, hemorrhaging, blood stream infections, and
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Intentionally exposing kids to chickenpox is a cruel and stupid thing to do