Skip to comments.Canadian Aboriginals receive body bags for flu
Posted on 09/17/2009 4:58:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Health officials ordered an investigation Thursday into why the Canadian government sent body bags to an Aboriginal reserve in Manitoba after community leaders requested assistance to deal with an expected outbreak of swine flu.
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Coming soon to a Government health-care plan near you!
Free public health care......
No one playing on our fears.
Nuh uh. Not here.
The Canadian death panels are a well-oiled machine.
Why are these people called aboriginals? They immigrated to America from Asia. That would not qualify them to be aboriginals.
If there was an outbreak of something that couldn’t be solved by Tamiflu, which would they send, caustic soda or haz mat gear?
To be fair, in Australia Indigenous communities are considered a high risk community for swine flu because of the dreaded ‘pre-existing conditions’ that are attached to almost all swine flu deaths tend to be prevalent in those communities. (Obesity, diabetes, alcoholism, smoking, etc) Perhaps it’s similiar in Canada, and a reasonable, statistically based decision.
Aboriginal - Asian Bridge Orginal. Fits.
Jim Wolfe, regional director with the First Nations and Inuit health branch of Health Canada, said Thursday that the bags were part of a shipment intended for reserves to use over the winter and were not “linked exclusively to H1N1.”
“We really regret the alarm this incident has caused and it was unintended,” Wolfe said. “We order these supplies as a matter of routine business and ... this was part of a very normal restocking process.”
Reserves often have suicides, drownings and other deaths that require the bags, he said. In this case, Wolfe said the department “over-estimated” how many bags might be needed during a resurgence of swine flu expected this fall.
When determining the number of bags to send, Wolfe said the department takes into consideration the difficulty reaching fly-in communities during winter.
“Supplies are constantly being restocked to prepare for unknown and unforeseen events.”
While many aboriginal leaders interpreted the shipment of body bags as a “grim prediction” of the number of deaths expected among remote communities, Wolfe said that’s not the case.
Actually, it looks like the pre-existing condition that is causing most of the swine flu deaths is epilepsy and other neurological conditions like CP.
(My daughter has epilepsy from a brain injury, and the information from the CDC has been going around our epilepsy groups.)
Well, that makes no sense. All of those groups--North American Indian, Metis, etc.--are not aboriginal to America. They are immigrants from Asia.
LOL. Well, at least that is telling the truth.
Definition: "being the first or earliest known of its kind present in a region." So that fits; where they (or their ancestors) were before moving into the region doesn't matter.
What dictionary are you using? Here is what the American Heritage Dictionary says:
Having existed in a region from the beginning.By that definition, American Indians are not aboriginal. They migrated to this continent from Asia. And we can't even say they were the first humans to America. There is some evidence that an earlier race lived in the Americas.
Canadian Aboriginals receive body bags for swine flu
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Body bags? Not Tamiflu, like for everyone else?
I have a proposal. In the situation described by the original article (since it was the original article, should we call it "the aboriginal article"), why don't we simply call those "aboriginal" people "Canadians with a gripe".
Just trying to cut out the middle man.
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