For documented details, see the Swine Flu Review
I’m sorry, I hate to say this, but I told you. I knew, I KNEW, in my gut, that that whole Swine Flu thing was blown WAY out of proportion and certainly wasn’t a Pandemic – did you ever see the number of people it “affected”?? It was a tiny, tiny fraction of the entire Earth’s population. By definition a Pandemic is:
A pandemic (from Greek πᾶν pan “all” + δῆμος demos “people”) is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide. A widespread endemic disease that is stable in terms of how many people are getting sick from it is not a pandemic. Further, flu pandemics generally exclude recurrences of seasonal flu. Throughout history there have been a number of pandemics, such as smallpox and tuberculosis.
I have to post some of this stuff because it’s uppermost on my mind right now. No. Nothing has been said by my employer about the flu vaccine … yet. But it’s only a matter of time. In fact, I think the first round of poison, erhm, excuse me, vaccines, are scheduled to start mid-September; I’m simply gathering ammo.
I don’t trust the government as far as … well, I just don’t trust the government AT ALL. They do NOT have our best interests in mind – regardless of the political party.
So my next question is: what other lies are being fed to us? Think about it.
Use your head, people – know your rights and for pete’s sake, don’t jump on a bandwagon before carefully weighing ALL facts. The media is spoon feeding us what they want us to digest and nothing more.
Always, always, ALWAYS, question authority.
Similarly, I found this article about mandatory flu vaccines during a Pandemic:
May an employer covered by the ADA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 compel all of its employees to take the influenza vaccine regardless of their medical conditions or their religious beliefs during a pandemic?
No, an employee may be entitled to an exemption from a mandatory vaccination requirement based on an ADA disability that prevents him from taking the influenza vaccine. This would be a reasonable accommodation barring undue hardship (significant difficulty or expense).
Similarly, under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, once an employer receives notice that an employee’s sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance prevents him from taking the influenza vaccine, the employer must provide a reasonable accommodation unless it would pose an undue hardship as defined by Title VII (“more than de minimis cost” to the operation of the employer’s business, which is a lower standard than under the ADA).
Generally, ADA-covered employers should consider simply encouraging employees to get the influenza vaccine rather than requiring them to take it.
Okay. Question. If the government is not REQUIRING employers to make its employees take the flu vaccine during a pandemic, which you would think would be the absolute worst-case scenario and the time to TAKE THE FLU VACCINE, then why the hell would they “require” their employees to take the flu vaccine during a normal flu season?
It doesn’t make sense, does it? But then again, is anyone really surprised??
So the moral of this story? I’m [gently] fighting this “suggestion” with every fiber of my being. I truly don’t wish to cause trouble, but I will NOT kowtow to peer pressure and simply extend my arm to be stuck with God knows what, either.
And for your information, you can keep track of your state’s “outbreak” (and I use that term loosely, mind you), here.
And get a load of how they determine what viruses to mix in with the seasonal vaccines. Sounds pretty scientific to me. *snort* Also … we’re putting a WHOLE lot of trust into the WHO, don’t you think?
Knowledge, people, knowledge.