I was 8 when I first got the chickenpox. I didn't get it from a stranger but from my best friend from childhood.

I remember exactly when I got exposed. We were at the grocery store in Asotin Washington. I was in the backseat of the car and I could hear my foster mom talking with Melanie's mom. I heard them say that Melanie had the chickenpox.

My mom came to the side of the car, I rolled down the window, and she said go talk to Melanie in the car next to us.

Imagine my surprise when I got the chickenpox. I did enjoy the soda and crackers while I was sick and the good news, I haven't had chickenpox since then but they did itch like crazy.

My son Logan got them as a kid but I don't know where. We didn't expose him as my parents did to me.

I'm sure there are parents and people out there who think that the same approach will work for COVID-19 but the experts are saying don't do it.

Walla Walla Department of Community Health released a statement saying that throwing a COVID-19 party on the hope of getting everyone inoculated the natural way could be dangerous.

The DCH says the community should refrain from such parties.

According to the stats from Walla Walla County, 94 cases in the county and one death.

The experts are saying no on COVID-19 parties so just a heads up that planning and attending a party might not be in your own self-interest.

You can check out more details on the press release here.

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