The unidentified woman even bragged on social media about how she gave out chickenpox infected lollipops to kids this Halloween.
Chickenpox parties were fairly common before a vaccine for the same became available in 1995. So, back in the days, anti-vaxxer families deliberately exposed their children to the disease in order to boost their immunity naturally.
And unfortunately, this deadly practice seems to have made a comeback in recent times. According to reports, Kentucky's Governor, Matt Bevin, recently revealed how he purposefully exposed his nine unvaccinated children to their neighbors who were suffering from chickenpox so that they became immune to it.
But one unidentified mom took this method a bit to far after bragging on social media about how she gave out chickenpox infected lollipops to kids this Halloween.
Taking to a private Facebook group called 'Stop Mandatory Vaccination' on Thursday, the woman from Queensland, Australia wrote: So, my beautiful son [name redacted] has the chickenpox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween! We have the packaging opening and closing down pat and can’t wait to help others in our community. If anyone else would like some for their children happy to send via post for $1 plus postage to your location.
Although unidentified, the mom had a name ending with RN which could mean she is a registered nurse. And according to a report by The Sun, her Facebook profile reportedly claimed that she was working as a staff nurse at the Royal Children's Hospital in Brisbane, however, Queensland Health later refused such claims.
Confirming the same, a spokesperson from the Children’s Health Queensland wrote, There are no current or former employees by that name that have worked for Queensland Health as a registered nurse. This is a serious issue and has been referred to police, who are investigating.
Netizens did not take too kindly to the woman and called her out for deliberately putting other kids' lives in danger. Even Light For Riley, a Facebook page created by the parents of Riley Hughes who passed away after counteracting whooping cough, too didn't hold back to slam the mother for her ridiculous solution to this health crisis. Grey Hughes, a vaccine advocate said how the post "instantaneously" made his "skin crawl".
"How’s this," he wrote adding, "1. Get excited by your child being infected with the chickenpox virus.
2. Formulate a plan to intentionally infect other people’s children unknowingly by distributing contaminated lollipops to the community on Halloween
3. Proceed to gloat about it on a Facebook anti-vaccination group.
It’s not often I’m lost for words but this just about does it."
Despite being faced with such massive backlash, the woman went on to write another post to counter the blames, according to news.com.au. The post read: Dear internet trolls. You think you’re right by judging me and my trying to report me and get me fired. I don’t care. The health and wellbeing of my baby is far more valuable than any job. You say I’m vile and gross like I have done something that hundreds of thousands of parents haven’t already done. How many times do you see children dropped off to day care or school when they’re clearly sick and contagious? Exactly! And I’m offering life long immunity for the price of a couple of blisters and a few days off school.