An anti-vaxx mom in Australia has claimed that she gave trick-or-treaters chicken-pox tainted lollipops for Halloween, saying that the candy would help to give children the infection that her son has so they can get the chicken pox done and dusted and be “immune for life.”
A screengrab of the post was posted in a pro-vaccine Facebook group called Light for Riley.
On Wednesday, the parent, who goes by Sarah Walker RN on Facebook, posted in the private group Stop Mandatory Vaccination explaining that her son had recently come down with the chicken pox. She then detailed her intention to hand out tainted candy containing his germs to unknowing trick-or-treaters.
“So my beautiful son [redacted] has the chickenpox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween!” Walker reportedly wrote. “We have the packaging open and closing down pat and can’t wait to help others in our community.”
Light for Riley responded: “Have you ever seen something that instantaneously makes your skin crawl?
1. Get excited by your child being infected with the chicken pox 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.
“And now for the cherry on top; see that RN that we’ve purposely not blurred out at the end of her name? That stands for Registered Nurse. The woman responsible for this post is claiming to be a nurse in a Brisbane children’s hospital. It’s not often I’m lost for words but this just about does it.”
The authenticity of the original post has been brought into question, with people speculating whether Walker is a real person or just a troll. Here’s hoping it’s the latter.
Don’t do this, ever, anywhere.