Samantha Lock, Nov. 1, 2019, The Sun
AN ‘Anti-vaxxer’ mum has bragged about how she infected ‘trick-or-treaters’ lollipops with CHICKEN POX in order to give kids ‘natural immunity’.
The woman, who purported to be a nurse from Queensland in Australia, shared the news over an anti-vaccination Facebook page on Thursday.
In the post, the unidentified woman writes: “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.”
The post was shared by Light For Riley, a Facebook page advocating for vaccination after the parents of Riley Hughes lost their son to whooping cough.
Grey Hughes said the post “instantaneously” made his “skin crawl”.
“How’s this,” he wrote.
“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.”
The post since has been shared more than 1,000 times.