Saturday President Obama declared the H1N1 flu, also known as the swine flu, a national emergency. I’m willing to bet nobody heard that news. The declaring of a federal emergency, according to White House officials, was not because there has been a major increase in the number of H1N1 cases, even though the numbers have been increasing gradually. The move was to help health care facilities when they become inundated with cases of H1N1.
This will allow them the ability to make quick moves to contain H1N1 flu cases, including moving patients diagnosed with the virus to a designated area of their facility or moving them to another treatment facility, such as a nearby armory. Declaring a national emergency can also allow some of the restrictions placed on Medicare and Medicaid patients to be removed.
In late July, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases. The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there’s an epidemic?
I’m no conspiracy theorist, but ask those close to me, I called out the swine flu as a swindle back in the spring when it first surfaced. Don’t get me wrong, some people have gotten sick from H1N1. But as mentioned above, hospitals aren’t even distinguishing between H1N1 and seasonal flu anymore. This isn’t the hell broken loose, run for your life virus that the government and news outlets would have you believe.
So just what is the purpose of declaring a national emergency?
Polls out of the U.S., as well as globally, show that a rapidly growing number of health professionals and the general public are refusing to take the vaccine because they either think it is unnecessary or they are concerned about potential side-effects.
The purpose of Obama’s declaration is to heighten fears surrounding swine flu and create the artificial impression that the vaccine is in demand, when the opposite is true. The government hopes this will create a herd-like rush to take the shot amongst the general public.
I’m not actually paranoid and at the end of the day, frankly I could care less. All I’m saying is 28 Days Later was based on a similar situation. Just throwing it out there.
This declaration is nothing more than an obedience test to see how much of the population will roll over and get vaccinated because Washington said to.
I’ll take my chances with the flu over Guillain-Barre syndrome as a result of an unnecessary vaccine. Anyone remember SARS in 2003 and the Avian flu in 2006? This is just the latest manufactured emergency; we’ll have another in three years.