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Being exposed to chickenpox as an adult – for example, through contact with infected children – boosts your immunity to shingles.
originally posted by: smkymcnugget420
a reply to: JAGStorm
Measles is less deadly than chickenpox (.5 deaths per 100,000 cases vs. 1/100,000 for chicken pox)
everyone had chickenpox in the US up until about 10 years ago and we all know its no big deal.
same with measles, expect so much time has passed nobody remembers its no big deal. Time + Fear mongering = ignorance
I think children should get both, who knows what DNA mutations the viruses are giving that may be beneficial in the future... just like surviving the bubonic plague made your ancestors immune to HIV/AIDS. we are interrupting the natural order of thing because we think we know better and don't want to get sick.
i had shingles as well... its not really that bad, besides the scar on my hip
there ARE lots of benefits to catching things the old fashioned way... like lifelong immunity and passing the antibodies to breastfeeding infants (vaccines do neither)
Vaccines are a great idea! It's just a shame big Pharma is using them as a genocide vector.