Saturday, October 31, 2009

10 million more H1N1 vaccine doses next week

We're still about 100 million short and the flu season is fast upon us. Do you think they should suspend all egg shipments so they can divert the eggs to vaccine production?

in reference to:

"10 million more H1N1 vaccine doses next week"
- U.S. sees 10 million more H1N1 vaccine doses next week | Health | Reuters (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

People Lining Up for Flu Vaccines

Are you ready to stand in line for your Flu vaccine?

in reference to:

"Lining Up for Flu Vaccines"
- Lining Up for Flu Vaccines - The East Hampton Star - News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

White House defends swine flu campaign

The Obama Administration is on the defense over shortages in the swine flu vaccination program. It looks like the heat is on and the hype surrounding the vaccine is building.

The Obama kids got their shots but the rest of America is patiently waiting for theirs to be delivered.

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"The Obama administration gave its most aggressive defense of the federal government's swine flu vaccine campaign, with top officials arguing that despite the shortages the program had already been more successful than expected in some ways and millions of doses were quickly becoming available.

While acknowledging that many Americans were frustrated by their inability to get the vaccine, two Cabinet members held a briefing for reporters to ask the public for their patience as the program is expected to quickly speed up."
- White House defends swine flu campaign - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Malia and Sasha Obama got swine flu shots

The Obama girls Malia and Sasha have received their swine flu shots so they will safe during this H1N1 pandemic. I for one am happy that the First Girls are now inoculated against the flu virus which thus far has racked up over 1000 deaths in America.

The H1N1 vaccine has caused much controversy in the news with advocacy groups from autistic children to health care workers railing against forced vaccinations as proposed by a select few believers in the benefits of this new vaccine which was rushed to market offering little protection to consumers and blanket immunity to the drug manufacturers.

Is that scary to you that these medical companies face no legal responsibility for whatever this vaccine does? Did you know that the H1N1 vaccine contains Thimerosal? This is alarming news to parents who are leery of using heavy metals in their child's vaccines.

My kids are not vaccinated and they never will be. We'll take our chances with the virus and not risk the use of Thimerosal laced vaccines.

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"The daughters of US President Barack Obama, Malia and Sasha, have received their swine flu vaccinations, a White House spokeswoman said.

The First Daughters were given their A(H1N1) shots last week by the White House physician, Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for first lady Michelle Obama, said on the White House blog.

Malia, 11, and Sasha, eight, were inoculated against A(H1N1) after the vaccine became available to school-age children across the nation's capital of Washington and surrounding areas.

The girls also have been vaccinated against seasonal flu, the White House said.

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have not yet received their swine flu vaccinations, but have received their seasonal flu shots, according to Lelyveld."
- Malia, Sasha Obama get their swine flu shots - Yahoo! News (view on Google Sidewiki)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tests show Sine Flu spreading from school children

Yet one more reason we should all be homeschooling our children. Tests show that swine flu is spreading school children to adults.

Sick children have always been a problem for working class citizens who must struggle with the responsibilities of work and family but these statistics are alraming when you consider how dangerous this virus is supposed to be.

How do we deal with something like this? If the school systems are the frontline in the fight against spreading this virus should we do more to educate our children and school facilitators on steps to prevent the spread of this disease?

Let's hope that it's a mild flu season and we don't have a pandemic break out in our school system. can you imagine what would happen if they had to shutdown classes at even 25% of all schools in America? Where would all these kids go while there parents tried to keep their jobs?

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"Results of tens of thousands of flu tests indicate that the pandemic H1N1 virus is spreading from school-aged children to the rest of the U.S. population, makers of the tests say.

Quest Diagnostics, which makes a commercially available test that can confirm swine flu infection, said the findings suggest many more adults will be infected with the new H1N1 influenza.

"Based on tests performed since Quest Diagnostics began offering H1N1 testing in May 2009, children between the ages of five to 14 have experienced higher overall rates of H1N1 positivity than any other age group," the company said in its report."
- Tests show flu spreads from schools | U.S. | Reuters (view on Google Sidewiki)

H1N1 runs rampant with shortage in available vaccines

Didn't we all know this was going to happen? They have been hyping the need for this vaccine for months and promising it would be delivered in time and now we realize it's not going to happen?

It seems they want to create some sort of panic for this virus vaccine and if you look at the statistics we are facing no more of a crisis than any other flu season. Swine flu deaths are on the same level as common cold deaths yet there is this hysteria that we're all about to die from this virus.

Anyone else more scared of the news than the virus?

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"H1N1 flu is running rampant throughout the U.S., and the country will have received only 25 percent of the vaccine that was expected by the end of October, Sen. Joe Lieberman told a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

The grim news was the focus of a special hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, at which three Cabinet secretaries were called to address the panel: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

As of last week, there were more than 5,000 cases of flu reported, compared to 7 cases in October of last year. More than 800 people have died from H1N1, including 86 children, according to the latest reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."
- H1N1 Running Rampant Amid Shortage of Vaccine - H1N1 - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Swine flu vaccine production falls short

They boosted all this hype to have us take these swine flu vaccines and now they are estimating a shortfall in the total number of vaccinations available. Seems like they are trying to create a panic with this stuff and only sick people are going to suffer.

If the vaccine is taking longer to produce then expected can they still make enough for everyone who wants or needs it?

in reference to: Fairfax cancels two swine flu vaccine distributions - (view on Google Sidewiki)

Health workers getting H1N1 flu virus vaccine

Health workers are moving forward with their vaccinations despite some feeling that the vaccines are not as helpful as some say.

I suppose as a health worker you should consider yourself on the front lines of the war against the flu virus but the idea of being the guinea pigs on this is disturbing to say the least.

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"Twenty-eight members of Thompson Health’s medical staff received vaccinations for the H1N1 flu virus Friday — only the first round of vaccinations the organization plans to hold over the coming weeks for all its 1,600-plus employees and volunteers. Those working directly with patients in places such as the emergency department and intensive care unit, on the medical and surgical floors, in diagnostic imaging and at Thompson’s family-practice sites will be first in line as shipments of the vaccine continue to arrive, said Thompson spokeswoman Elaine Jackson."
- Health workers get a shot in the arm against H1N1 - Canandaigua, NY - MPNnow (view on Google Sidewiki)