Does anyone remeber the "roll out"...
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|Wed, 05-06-2009 - 12:15am|
of the chicken pox vaccine?
I do. I was a teenager, and I was babysitting for a nurse's two kids. They were in bed and I was flipping channels, and stopped on the news. They talked about the new chicken pox vaccine and how it was invented because it's so inconvenient for working parents to take two weeks off work when their kids get it.
Fast forward to when I have children and there are b&w full page ads in all of the parenting magazines of a crying teddy bear or rubber duckie and "Sadly 40 children die each year from the chicken pox"... (Side note: Ya, and do you have any idea how many die from the vaccines? And which 40 kids, exactly? 40 kids with AIDS? Did we all forget that chicken pox is incredibly survivable?)
My how quickly we forget. It was not invented because of how many kids die, but because of how inconvenient it was to essentially parent. News flash: after more than a decade of parenting, I am yet to find any aspect of child rearing to be "convenient". If you want a convenient life, I recommend not having children!