The mother is presently being investigated by authorities after she made a Facebook post about how she and her son would fight the chickenpox virus naturally.
Recently, a post went viral on social media where a mom from Australia shared a post where she is bragging about the lollipops she planned on giving out trick-or-treaters from her and her son's side, who had chickenpox, reported Inquisitr. She said that she intentionally wanted to expose other children to the virus, saying that she knew children had the capacity to fight the virus.
The woman, now identified as Sarah Walker RN by AOL, posted her message in a private Facebook group and her message was exposed in a Facebook Memorial Page Light for Riley, which was created in honor of an infant who died of whooping cough in 2015.
The page serves to warn people and make them aware of the dangers the illness possess and how important a role vaccines play in the health and development of a child.
The post by the anti-vaxx mom read, "So my beautiful son [redacted] has the chickenpox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween! We have the packaging open and closing down pat and can’t wait to help others in our community.”
The post clearly indicates that they were unwrapping all the lollipops and her kid, who was infected with chickenpox was either licking them or breathing on them. This woman took it upon herself to “help” her community by infecting other kids without anybody’s consent. She also offered to pre-send the infected lollipops to her Facebook friends just for $1.
There have been instances when parents have intentionally exposed their children to the chickenpox virus as it is much more dangerous in adults. But, if someone does this without parental knowledge or consent, it is definitely illegal and morally incorrect.
In the post where the anti-vaxx mom was exposed, Riley's dad wrote, "It’s not often I’m lost for words but this just about does it." He was also appalled that her Facebook profile claimed she was a registered nurse at the Queensland Hospital. After the hospital got to know about the situation, they released a statement saying that the woman has never really worked there.
The hospital commented on the post that read, "There are no current or former employees by that name that have worked for Queensland Health as a registered nurse. This is a serious issue and has been referred to police, who are investigating.”
Even though multiple people reported her profile and pointed out how horribly wrong she is, the woman made another Facebook post where she defended her actions. She claimed that her 'Halloween Plan' was no different than bringing sick kids to daycare.
She wrote, "You think you’re right by judging me and my [sic] trying to report me and get me fired. I don’t care. The health and well-being of my baby is far more valuable than any job. And I’m offering life long immunity for the price of a couple of blisters and a few days off school."
To much relief of the parents, The Queensland Health experts told Australian news outlets that the chickenpox virus cannot survive for long on surfaces outside of the body. Hence it is pretty unlikely that any kids could have been infected by the lollipops. The health experts also said that probability of transmitting the virus through a tainted lollipop would be extremely small.