Swine Flu Parties: For Real?

After reading several articles on various news sources on Google News and CNN it is no secret that Swine Flu worry is on the rise again, as fears the virus could mutate into a stronger and potentially more lethal strain. The main topic that was discussed is whether or not parents or families are having Swine Flu parties where when one child gets sick with the swine flu, they deliberately invite friends and try to get everyone to become infected and catch it in the hopes that building up immunity now while the virus is mild would be better than catching it later when it could be more deadly.

I haven’t found any verifiable reports that these type of parties are being done, but if they are they should be taking the children away from the parents who would even consider this. The best way to try to avoid flu is to get a flu shot, and a separate swine flu shot then use hand sanitizer like it was going out of style. Always cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, and hand sanitize immediately and often. To deliberately attempt to get your kid sick can lead to serious risks and unintended consequences. Who would deliberately try to get their child sick or a group of children sick anyway?

It is a backwards world we live in, seriously.

-Justin Germino

Updated: October 6, 2009 — 9:45 pm