Skip to comments.Obama declares swine flu emergency
Posted on 10/24/2009 8:38:37 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Obama declares swine flu emergency
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WASHINGTON (AFP) President Barack Obama has declared swine flu a "national emergency," the White House said Saturday, as the United States reels from millions of cases of infection and over 1,000 deaths.
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
He’s doing everything he can to distract everyone from the important issues like unemployment and Afghanistan.
There are quite a few kids that are out sick with the flu in both of my daughters schools. Even some of the more conservative parents are panicking. This is the perfect “never let a crisis go to waste” moment for the pissantOTUS.
And the banning of fishy rumors...
I don't like this. It's also odd that it would be announced on a Saturday (even less of a news day than a Friday afternoon).
uh oh..does this give him expanded presidential powers to FORCE people to get the shots?? quarantine specific areas?? will health “papers” be required to travel??
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”
Maybe not. It has not made a deadly mutation so far. For now, what interests me is what Barry can do with it politically.
That’s where my mind went, too.....Here we go.
And so it begins!
Sneeze into your sleeve or face jail time.
and increasing unemployment is the strategy to fight swine flu - keep people out of factories and offices...
“Two Purdue University math researchers have predicted the novel H1N1 flu will peak so early that planned vaccinations will not have a large effect on the number of people infected”
I still will not be distracted from what you crooks in the white house are doing to our beloved country.
Nice try, village idiot!
This gives him emergency powers, to shut down Fox News.
Are you armed? Can you really be forced to do anything?
This BoZo will say and do ANYTHING to get his name on the front page....
Ironically, to be actually diagnosed with the flu, you have to have a culture by either a mouth swab sent to a lab or a blood test. If you test positive, you are prescribed Tamiflu. Problem is, the flu is a virus, much like the “common cold.” Tammiflu must be administered within 48 hours and doctors are not “supposed” to write scripts for it until it is actually diagnosed.
Doctors are cautioning on the safe side and issuing scripts based on the symptons alone. If you go to the doctor with a fever, headache and a cough, YOU WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH THE FLU. You will become a statistic. The swine flu takes additional tests.
Personnaly, I know two people that were “diagnosed with the swine flu.” Neither of them had a mouth swab or a blood test, both were prescribed Tammiflu and both were told it is treated the same way as Influenza A so there was no need to try and distinguish which flu they had.
I am skeptical about this pandemic, as I was with the SARS and the Bird flu.
This was the strange, curious, terrifying new one over which it did not make sense to close down the borders hermetically to Mexico ASAP, because "the horse was already out of the barn?"
How many were dead in the USA when our Sh*t-For-Brains President made that assinine statement?
How many dead now, months later? 1000? ONE THIRD OF THOSE WHO DIED ON 9-11??
Thanks "Mr. President."
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