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Emergent has 25 years experience .

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What do you think of people getting together in order to purposely be exposed? I think their idea is to get it over with. I remember when we used to do that with our kids with chickenpox. Chicken pox, like this virus, is way better to get when you are young. It was serious to get if you were over 20, they used to tell us back when I was a kid. Is that why these folks are doing this? 

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In Walla Walla County, health officials said some of their COVID-19 cases involve people who exposed themselves to the coronavirus on purpose.

Health officials concerned about rising number of 'COVID-19 parties' in Washington

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emtb2rn has 21 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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I think it’s a stupid idea myself. 

Are they gonna stay isolated for at least 2 weeks afterwards? If not, see comment above. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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1 minute ago, emtb2rn said:

I think it’s a stupid idea myself. 

Are they gonna stay isolated for at least 2 weeks afterwards? If not, see comment above. 

Yes, I was wondering about that. It's one thing to purposely expose yourself, if that is what you think is right to do. It would be an entirely different thing to go out into society, possibly exposing vulnerable people.

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lifelearningrn has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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I wondered when this was going start happening.  Since we don't know if exposure means lasting immunity, why risk it?  

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Mywords1 specializes in nursing ethics.

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Is this fake news? A joke?   Very hard to believe, but then there's many stupid people around.

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lifelearningrn has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in School Nursing.

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Just now, Mywords1 said:

Is this fake news? A joke?   Very hard to believe, but then there's many stupid people around.

Considering it's in Washington state, I wouldn't doubt it. WA has a large anti-vax population and having parties to expose their children to communicable diseases is definitely in their toolbox. It's not a stretch that they'd take this route. 

I have no real data to back up my claim.. just a hunch. I could be wrong. 

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Emergent has 25 years experience.

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Officials believe people are intentionally exposing themselves as part of a “herd immunity strategy” to build population immunity.

Dr. Paul Pottinger with UW Infectious Diseases said there’s a danger spreading it to vulnerable populations like people over 60 and people with compromised immune systems. Plus, doctors said immunity isn’t a sure thing.

 

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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Yeah, I think this is a very bad idea. These folks -if they are comparing it to Chicken pox- aren't really looking at the big picture. I had someone actually say that to me, that they were trying to catch it from someone, I tried to explain that you don't know how serious it could be for you but of course people don't want to listen cuz they are sooo smart. 

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Sadly, I think that sounds like something some people would do because I've heard random people say they would rather just get it now when they feel they could beat it, or they could get medical care, or for other reasons. I don't get it, but people will believe what they want to believe.

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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The genie is out of the bottle. Our whole country is a Coronavirus party now.  You can only care so much before you flat-out don't.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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1 minute ago, A Hit With The Ladies said:

The genie is out of the bottle. Our whole country is a Coronavirus party now.  You can only care so much before you flat-out don't.

this is true but I still would not intentionally try to give the dx to myself

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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I wouldn't, either

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