Editors’ comment: Growing numbers of people are resisting the government-generated hysteria surrounding swine flu and refusing to take the vaccine as well as refusing to give consent for their kids to take it. The same day the New York Times reports on this fact, the Governor of New York declares a state emergency. Coincidence? The only emergency the government is worried about is the fact that people are refusing to be injected with their toxic vaccines.
President Obama’s declaration that the H1N1 outbreak represents a “national emergency” seems to be little more than a public relations stunt aimed at intimidating reticent Americans into taking a vaccine that is becoming increasingly unpopular and unnecessary.
City Parents Opting Out of Swine Flu Vaccine
New York Times
Thursday, October 29, 2009
As people across the country clamor for the swine flu vaccine, fewer than half of New York City parents with children in elementary school have given permission for their children to receive the vaccine at school, reflecting some ambivalence about the need for the vaccine or concern about its effects.
Health officials said that while they did not have a citywide figure, 5 percent to 50 percent of parents had given consent for their children to receive the vaccine at schools that had it. At Public School 157 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where health officials opened the school vaccination effort on Wednesday, only a third of students had permission to receive it.
“The swine flu vaccine has not been out long enough for me to trust it,” said Sheena Ash, who has three children at the school. “They have never gotten a flu shot, and they’ve never gotten the flu.”
Faced with doubts about the vaccine, health officials nationwide have sought to assure the public that it is safe and advisable. But because vaccine production has lagged, few have had trouble giving their small supplies away, and some school districts have had to postpone immunization sessions.
Governor declares H1N1 to be a State Disaster Emergency
Thursday, October 29, 2009
That’s a week after granting that status to the closing of the Champlain Bridge — the disasters are coming more often — and President Obama’s declaration that the swine flu was a National Emergency.
The executive order has these effects:
Full release after the jump.
In response to requests for assistance from local governments across New York State including New York City, Governor David A. Paterson today issued Executive Order 29 declaring a State Disaster Emergency, which will provide additional personnel and flexibility to local governments as they work to implement a statewide vaccination campaign to protect New Yorkers from H1N1 influenza.
“The nationwide H1N1 vaccination campaign represents the first time in 33 years that the United States has attempted to conduct a mass vaccination campaign of this proportion for influenza,” Governor Paterson said. “Local governments are reporting that the current public health workforce is not sufficient to thoroughly execute a vaccination campaign of this magnitude. Those local governments and health care providers specifically requested that we issue this emergency declaration to give them flexibility to use additional personnel and resources in New York’s vaccination campaign.”
Under existing law, physicians, certified nurse practitioners and nurses may administer vaccinations. The Governor’s Executive Order will suspend Section 6902 of the Education Law to permit other health care workers – including physician and specialist assistants, pharmacists, dentists, certain dental hygienists, midwives and emergency medical personnel – to administer vaccinations after they receive training. They will work under the direction of the State or county health departments as part of their sponsored mass vaccination clinics.
To assure local governments’ ability to immunize in the school setting, the Executive Order also authorizes school-based health centers to vaccinate adults and children, and allows hospitals to operate part-time immunization clinics on school campuses.
This article was posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm