Unfortunately, not the roofing sort. It seems a young (8yo) relative has shingles. When she was taken to the doctor, he recognized it instantly, because he said doctors are seeing a lot of that in 7-12 year-olds now.
I heard that and immediately thought, “Chickenpox vaccinations.”
I’m not an anti-vaxxer. Vaccines have their place. But I’ve wondered about the huge vaccine load we’re dumping on kids these days. Newborns get immunized against Hep-B before they leave the hospital. How in the hell do they expect a 72 hour-old baby to be exposed to Hep-B?
I always wondered about the chickenpox vaccine, particularly. It’s a weakened virus type, which means you’re injecting the virus right into the kid. Sure, they might not ever get chickenpox, but now you’ve colonized their little bodies with the same virus that used to cause shingles later in life.
“Later” is now 8yo.
I found this at mercola.com (the reputation of which I’m unfamilar; take it with a grain of salt); it was published in 2010.
Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine: This Is Why a Shingles Epidemic Is Bolting Straight at the U.S.
By trying to prevent all children from experiencing chickenpox naturally, this policy may have actually created a NEW epidemic—not in children but in adults, especially elderly adults. Vaccinating children for chickenpox may very well be causing a shingles epidemic.
Whether or not Mercola is reliable, it does appear that he called it almost 6 years ago.
From last year:
Chickenpox vaccination does increase shingles cases, but mainly in young adults
Vaccinating one-year-olds against chickenpox could temporarily nearly double the incidence of shingles in the wider population, but in younger adults than previously thought.
And in children 7-12, if my niece’s doctor is to be believed. I like that “temporarily” doubling of the incidence. Temporary?
But don’t worry. They’ve got yet another vaccine for that.
Thank Ghu the HPV vaccines use virus-like particles rather than a weakened virus.