Just like you have not bothered to reference what you have posted above - and I can bet why - most probably because you have it from one of the anti-vaccine sites
Meantime here is more about Shingles
Sometimes, the pain in the area where the shingles occurred may last for months or years. This pain is called postherpetic neuralgia. It occurs when the nerves have been damaged after an outbreak of shingles. Pain ranges from mild to very severe pain. It is more likely to occur in people over 60 years.
Other complications may include:
Another attack of shingles
Blindness (if shingles occurs in the eye)
Infection, including encephalitis or sepsis (blood infection) in persons with weakened immune systems
Bacterial skin infections
Ramsay Hunt syndrome if shingles affected the nerves in the face
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Greenhouse gases: Any gas that, by an accident of chemistry, happens to absorb radiation of a type that the Earth, by an accident of history, would like to lose.
The internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhoea -- massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind- boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
So the anti-vaxer parents believe live VZV is safer than dead VZV.
You know, I understand that some people haven't taken immunology, but when kids suffer because of a parent's willful ignorance, it just pisses me off.
I can understand why some parents are hesitant to give their children these vaccines since there is some slight evidence that connects the vaccines with autism. The CDC says that one in 110 children has autism. WTF? Why? CDC - Features - How Many Children have Autism - NCBDDD
The professionals "for" vaccines tell us that this high diagnosis rate is because of better detection. But higher risk from these vaccines cannot be ruled out. What's a parent to do? It's a bit scarey.
Personally, I think autism has become fashionable. It's over-diagnosed by a system that is $$-incentivized to have more and more students needing special services. Not too much different from the bi-polar craze.
Thank you, Quazi!
Yes - it is a bit scary . . . but the prospect of side effects became less scary for me than the prospect of my children dying of one of those diseases - in my state we've had recent outbreaks of Measles and Whooping Cough . . . among other things.
Per the tainted lollies: I never understood the thought process of parents who intentionally infect tehir children with anything. When I was a kid pox-parties were big. thankfully my parents were respectful enough of me to not send me off to one in the hopes I'd come down with it.
Who does that? Like - ever? What type of person WANTS their child to contract an illness, condition or disease? A little twisted. It goes against parenting - I think. I protect my children FROM conditions - I don't want them to CONTRACT conditions.
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A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
Where has the CDC stated that vaccinations have been ruled out? They don't. They just keep repeating that they're safe. Yet they also say this:No single factor explains the changes in identified ASD prevalence over the time period studied. Although some of the increases are due to better detection, a true increase in risk cannot be ruled out.
Children are not checked for mitochondrial disorders before they are vaccinated; yet many have suggested all children be tested for these disorders before being vaccinated. What the CDC says, basically, is that the possible elevated risk is worth the benefit. This is some small consolation to the parents of the 2,100 children who received payouts under the Vaccine Injury Program.At present, we do not know definitively if vaccines can trigger neurological or developmental declines among children with mitochondrial disorders. We do know, however, that infections can cause neurological and developmental declines among these children—and we also know that childhood vaccinations protect children against some of the same infections known to cause developmental decline among children with mitochondrial disorders. These include vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, chickenpox and influenza.
In the case of children with mitochondrial disorders, we do not yet have sufficient evidence to make general immunization recommendations. Physicians who care for children with these disorders usually recommend that these children receive their childhood vaccines, but depending on the child's health status or medical condition, they may change when those vaccinations are provided.
Reminds me of a dog my mom had. She was itchy-itchy-itchy. The vet gave her a steroid shot. She died. The vet said that she was found to be pre-diabetic after the shot was given. Had they known that, she'd have never gotten the steroids.
Thank you, Quazi!