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Mandatory flu vaccination splits workers
Newsday.com via Drudge ^ | September 27, 2009 | DELTHIA RICKS

Posted on 09/28/2009 5:15:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron

Despite a planned rally in Albany Tuesday to protest a state regulation requiring health care workers be vaccinated against influenza — both seasonal and swine flu — New York’s top public health official predicts dissenters will ultimately extinguish their anger and roll up their sleeves.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: flu; fluvaccination; h1n1; influenza; mandatory; seasonal; seasonalflu; splits; swineflu; vaccination; workers
Trial balloon?
1 posted on 09/28/2009 5:15:50 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron
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To: Las Vegas Ron
It`d be sweet if all those health care workers packed up and left the state to work in less tyrannical states.
2 posted on 09/28/2009 5:19:22 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Trial balloon?? No. Early pharmaceutical co. payoff.


3 posted on 09/28/2009 5:20:16 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: nomad

Is it in your contract?


4 posted on 09/28/2009 5:20:18 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Teach your children about American History!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Mandatory for NY for 500,000 but there are 19 million so only to the elite government I suppose.


5 posted on 09/28/2009 5:20:24 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Trial balloon?? No. Early pharmaceutical co. payoff.

Prolly a bit 'O both

6 posted on 09/28/2009 5:21:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I received the FluMist on Friday. A few hours later, I became sick. Not just "side effects." I have the full blown flu virus. Every swallow was razor blades, fever, headache, chills, congestion, cough - the whole nine yards.

The shot is not a live virus. The mist is a live virus, and any joker that says you cannot get the flu from it is either lying, stupid, or incompetent.

Even the darn company that makes the stuff admits it, and still I was told by a "health worker" it was not true.

Can FluMist Give You The Flu? The vaccination with FluMist involves the administration of attenuated (weakened) viruses into the nose by a nasal sprayer. Some recipients will experience low-grade fever, upper respiratory symptoms and muscle aches, but these are generally milder than when a person has a symptomatic influenza infection.

I had to go to work today, and several other people who got the FluMist came down with the flu over the weekend. I am still not over it.

Here is my advice:

Don't get the FluMist!

They might tell you that you should only get the shot if you are 50 years or older, or for other health problems. If you want to be vaccinated, tell them to give you the damn shot.

7 posted on 09/28/2009 5:42:07 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Wait, there are a couple of FReepers that will be here to tell you that you are nuts and it can’t happen.

(I believe you!!!!)


8 posted on 09/28/2009 5:48:49 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: SkyPilot
I'm 48, close to 49 and have never had a flu shot in my life...I'm not going to start now.

Hope you're well soon :)

9 posted on 09/28/2009 5:48:52 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: SkyPilot

It’s too late for me. I think I’m sick already. I have a fever.


10 posted on 09/28/2009 5:53:22 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Mandatory... but only one healthcare worker has died....

and no one finds this suspicious?


11 posted on 09/28/2009 6:07:55 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: SkyPilot

My kids’ school is pushing the flu mist (not H1N1... yet) and they act like I am a negligent parent for not doing it! “No shots!” I just tell me someone I hang out with has a low immune system and leave it at that.


12 posted on 09/28/2009 6:11:13 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: SkyPilot

OMG, those idiots. I successfully argued with a military medical facility a couple of years ago about this. I take medications that keep my immune system knocked down and cannot be around people who have taken the flu mist. Finally got the “military medical facility” to agree and now they give my husband and kids the shot. They always want to give the mist because it is apparently cheaper. I got in a huge shouting match with a chief and I’m guessing that I wasn’t the only one upset. He had the nerve to tell my husband to just sleep on the sofa for a couple of days. Forget that he could have killed me. Jerk.


13 posted on 09/28/2009 6:35:06 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I'm right behind ya!
I've never had a flu shot. Some habits are hard to break so I'm not going to break it by starting getting shot(s) now.
14 posted on 09/28/2009 6:36:52 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
starting getting shot(s) now.

LOL, funnyou should mention shot(s) ;^)

15 posted on 09/28/2009 6:41:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
starting getting shot(s) now.

LOL, funny you should mention shot(s) ;^)

16 posted on 09/28/2009 6:41:46 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Sorry, inadvertent double tap :)
17 posted on 09/28/2009 6:42:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Guinea pigs!


18 posted on 09/28/2009 6:53:34 PM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: netmilsmom
Thanks - it's nice to have a mom believe me.

:>

19 posted on 09/28/2009 7:21:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Appreciate it. The only upside is that I now believe in this product.

It really works well.

20 posted on 09/28/2009 7:24:06 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: La Enchiladita

Maybe we can both hire that ambulance chaser John Edwards and file a class action lawsuit against the company? I heard he could use a few bucks himself.


21 posted on 09/28/2009 7:26:13 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: republicangel
Damned straight. Sleep on the couch was the advice?

The virus can survive for hours on things you touch or cough on, perhaps even longer. When a person is coughing, they don't particularly control where the sputum might land, do they?

Those folks were dangerous fools. Good for you for standing your ground.

22 posted on 09/28/2009 7:29:43 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Thanks for the heads up, I’ve heard Tamiflu (sp) is a waste of time....knock on wood I hope I won’t need either one.


23 posted on 09/28/2009 7:29:53 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Obama's Blackberry, who's on the other end?)
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To: SkyPilot; Las Vegas Ron
Don't get the FluMist!

They might tell you that you should only get the shot if you are 50 years or older, or for other health problems. If you want to be vaccinated, tell them to give you the damn shot.

What's so dammed difficult about taking the old fashioned flu shot? I get one every year. I just got the seasonal flu shot on Saturday. I barely felt it. Flu mist is for wusses.

24 posted on 09/28/2009 8:58:07 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (I wonder why Solomon Ortiz (TX-27) likes Muammar Gadaffi so much?)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I don’t get it. First World Health Org (WHO) says they will no longer keep stats on H1N1. July 27th 09 was their last report. Total cases of H1N1 worldwide....134,503. Total deaths worldwide....816. Huh? Okay, ya know what approx. 115 people die everyday in auto accidents, roughly 3400 people a month. What gives? And why on June llth 2009 did they raise to 6 Pandemic? 6 Pandemic and you’re not going to keep stats?
I also hear that H1N1 is synthetic structural recombinant containing genes from birds, humans and pigs from different continents. Also has been examined and said to contain virus strains from 1918 Spanish Pandemic flu. Assume this flu bug came from lab.
P.S. FYI U. S. Law supports forced vaccinations with 6 Pandemic....


25 posted on 09/28/2009 10:14:03 PM PDT by jackieh
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To: Paleo Conservative
I don't mind shots at all. I took a zillion of them as a pilot, and before going into every 3rd world hell hole, I needed shots like you would not believe. The ones that had to go in the rear end because the needles were too big were the best.

Health organizations are pushing the mist over the shot. It is cheaper, and easier, for them to give. My advice is to insist on the shot if anyone tries to give you the mist.

26 posted on 09/29/2009 3:17:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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