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  •  good start, but bad conclusion (2+ / 0-)
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    high uintas, RoCali

    tacet,
    You started okay but your conclusion is awful.  Chicken pox is somewhat dangerous by itself, but it may not clear from your system.  Instead, it can go dormant and come back as shingles much later in life.  Shingles causes blisters and neuropathy (nerve damage) with major pain.  It is no joke.  Chickenpox vaccine is much preferable to the disease.  This is true for most diseases for which we have vaccines.
    Other bacterial and viral infections are similarly bad, but people today (like you) are not familiar with the major pain and death they can cause.  When you give advice about toughing it out, have the decency to know what you are talking about.  You do not.

    •  I would love to get the shingles vaccine (1+ / 0-)
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      crose

      My ins. won't pay for it unless it's given in a Dr.'s office and we don't have a doctor in our system who will do it. It would cost me $500 to get it at my local pharmacy. Why? No clue.

      "The scientific nature of the ordinary man is to go on out and do the best you can." John Prine

      by high uintas on Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 04:45:58 PM PDT

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      •  A friend of mine (1+ / 0-)
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        high uintas

        has had mutiple doses of the shingles vaccine, and her shingles returns every late fall right before first sememster finals--she is a college teacher. First she gets the Cold Sore That Ate Milwaukee and then shingles develops. For some reason the vaccine doesn't work for her or for several members of her family.

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