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    Who has the flu?

    Swine Flu Cases Overestimated? - CBS News

    In late July, the CDC abruptly advised states to stop testing for H1N1 flu, and stopped counting individual cases. The rationale given for the CDC guidance to forego testing and tracking individual cases was: why waste resources testing for H1N1 flu when the government has already confirmed there's an epidemic
    What steady and effective leadership, who does this?
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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
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    What steady and effective leadership, who does this?
    What's the point in testing for it? If you have the flu right now, it's almost certainly swine flu. There's no need to waste resources testing every single person.
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    Re: Who has the flu?

    It was absolutely ****ing horrible, and i'm still here.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
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    What steady and effective leadership, who does this?
    I don't have it - none of my family has it - and none of us plan to get the stupid swine flu shot either. People I know that had it said it was nothing more than a bad cold.

    But the rest of you can live in fear and do what the government scares you into doing.

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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
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    What steady and effective leadership, who does this?

    Ours, obviously.
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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charles Martel View Post
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    What steady and effective leadership, who does this?
    why waste resources testing?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    why waste resources testing?
    It costs $1,000.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Who has the flu?

    My girlfriends kiddo had a 102 fever. Damn right he got tested!

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    Re: Who has the flu?

    I live in Riverside County California near Palm Springs and a form of flu was brought home by my 8 year old Granddaughter then quickly moved on to one of two boys, my son, then me and my daughter in law. No once saw a doctor it was mild and lasted an average of two days.
    Was it H1N1 who knows. I have heard anecdotal reports that doctors were told to report every case they see as H1N1 and not to bother testing for it.

    The declaration of an emergency was unnecessary and troubling because of the "The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: An Assault on Civil Liberties in the Name of Homeland Security" and the fact that only 1.000 have died and normally between 20,000 and 37,000 people die every year from and during regular flu season.

    The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act: An Assault on Civil Liberties in the Name of Homeland Security

    This is law in 38 States today. It's Constitutionality has yet to be tested.
    I suggest you read up on it and it's ramifications. Here's a portion you should know.

    A THREAT TO FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS
    Under the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, upon the declaration of a "public health emergency," governors and public health officials would be empowered to:

    1.Force individuals suspected of harboring an "infectious disease" to undergo medical examinations.
    2.Track and share an individual's personal health information, including genetic information.
    3.Force persons to be vaccinated, treated, or quarantined for infectious diseases.
    4.Mandate that all health care providers report all cases of persons who harbor any illness or health condition that may be caused by an epidemic or an infectious agent and might pose a "substantial risk" to a "significant number of people or cause a long-term disability." (Note: Neither "substantial risk" nor "significant number" are defined in the draft.)
    5.Force pharmacists to report any unusual or any increased prescription rates that may be caused by epidemic diseases.
    6.Preempt existing state laws, rules and regulations, including those relating to privacy, medical licensure, and--this is key--property rights.
    7.Control public and private property during a public health emergency, including pharmaceutical manufacturing plants, nursing homes, other health care facilities, and communications devices.
    8.Mobilize all or any part of the "organized militia into service to the state to help enforce the state's orders."
    9.Ration firearms, explosives, food, fuel and alcoholic beverages, among other commodities.
    10.Impose fines and penalties to enforce their orders.
    We have to ask ourselves what are they up to with all this hype and the fear tactics?
    Last edited by Councilman; 10-27-09 at 03:08 PM.

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    Re: Who has the flu?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    It was absolutely ****ing horrible, and i'm still here.
    YOu beat the Swine!
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