When are the people who write TV shows and movies and novels, all set in contemporary times, going to figure out that a diagnosis of chicken pox doesn't make sense anymore?
THERE IS A VACCINE KIDS GET NOW SO THEY WON'T END UP WITH THOSE UGLY POCK MARKS AND WON'T HAVE TO ITCH FOR DAYS ON END.
When Someone I Love was in high school (she graduated in 2004), one of her teachers asked, How many of you have had chicken pox? Most of the students raised their hands. The teacher then said, You are among the last generation of children who will have chicken pox.
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Yes, I know some people think vaccines are dangerous and would rather let their children take their chances with mumps or chicken pox or whatever, or they are too stupid or too lazy to have their kids vaccinated, but from now on, most people will never have chicken pox, which can actually be dangerous. I know it seems like no big deal. The kid is fussy and itchy and covered with little red bumps that turn into scabby things that eventually dry up and go away, but chicken pox can be accompanied by infection and/or a high fever. When I was a reporter, I had to write an article about a child whose parents took her to the ER, where she died. She had chicken pox. It was before chicken pox vaccine.
So are we all on the same page now? Do we know about chicken pox vaccine?
If you answered yes, then what's wrong with people who do the research for medical shows or movies with children in them? Figure it out, researcher/writer types. Chicken pox is pretty much dead and gone. Leave it out of your plots because you are annoying me, and that is not a good idea.
If you need a diagnosis for your show, then try Lola Pox because I say, A pox be on you if you use chicken pox in your plot.
But I still love you all no matter what.