Skip to comments.Judge Halts Flu Vaccine Mandate For Health Workers
Posted on 10/16/2009 2:02:34 PM PDT by opentalk
Health care workers in New York will no longer be forced to get the H1N1 swine flu vaccine, CBS 2 has learned.
A state Supreme Court judge issued a restraining order Friday against the state from enforcing the controversial mandatory vaccination.
The order came as the Public Employees Federation sued to reverse a policy requiring vaccination against the seasonal and swine flu viruses, arguing that state Health Commissioner Richard Daines overstepped his authority.
Three parties the Public Employees Federaion, New York State United Teachers, and an attorney representing four Albany nurses challenged the order and for now the vaccination for nurses, doctors, aides, and non-medical staff members who might be in a patient's room will remain voluntary. A judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday morning, PEF spokeswoman Debbie Miles said. A court hearing is scheduled for October 30.
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Since the early group received the nasal (LIVE) virus, how is that going? Are any of them getting ill??
What they usually do, if you refuse the vaccine in any form, is require you to wear a special fitted mask at all times you may be in contact with patients. It gets to be a pain trying to do your job and impedes communication so most people go ahead and get the shot.
"Adding a sterilant to drinking water or staple foods is a suggestion that seems to horrify people more than most proposals for involuntary fertility control. Indeed, this would pose some very difficult political, legal, and social questions, to say nothing of the technical problems. No such sterilant exists today, nor does one appear to be under development. To be acceptable, such a substance would have to meet some rather stiff requirements: it must be uniformly effective, despite widely varying doses received by individuals, and despite varying degrees of fertility and sensitivity among individuals; it must be free of dangerous or unpleasant side effects; and it must have no effect on members of the opposite sex, children, old people, pets, or livestock.
- John Holdren, Obama's "science czar" on how to introduce population control drugs into the water supply
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