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    Texas Convicts Could Get H1N1 Vaccine First

    OUTRAGE: Texas Convicts Could Get H1N1 Vaccine First

    Prison officials in Texas said they need 158,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine to protect inmates and corrections officers, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

    And the prisoners could get the swine flu shots before the general public, the newspaper said.
    Prison officials in the story said giving the vaccine to inmates first would follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on which people should receive priority when supplies of the vaccine are scarce.

    "We have a number of the high-risk groups in prisons: pregnant women, people with immune deficiencies, with other serious health issues," said Michelle Lyons, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. "In some respects, we're like a nursing home or a college dorm. If the flu were to get started in this environment, it could spread quickly."
    Texas Convicts Could Get H1N1 Vaccine First - Health News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh

    ... seriously? Prison inmates?

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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    News Radio 1200 WOAI San Antonio Texas

    ... seriously? Prison inmates?
    you would rather spend the money to care for those inmates who develop the flu? it would spread like wildfire in a prison.

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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Close confined quarters can spread disease a lot faster. So there's probably higher risk in a prison that general public that if it broke out it would potentially spread faster. But in the end, I don't care cause I ain't getting vaccinated against the flu. If I get it, fine; I'm out for a day or two. Big whoop.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    I'd rather protect law abiding productive members of society.

    But that's crazy talk.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    News Radio 1200 WOAI San Antonio Texas

    ... seriously? Prison inmates?
    Considering they are in daily contact with thousands of mostly undocumented visitors who go home and would infect the rest of the population this seems like a matter of containment of one of the most likely sources.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'd rather protect law abiding productive members of society.

    But that's crazy talk.
    Meh...most people will be in an environment which can in some way mitigate probabilities. Prisons are a lot harder because of the cluster of people you have around and their restricted movements.

    I'd rather people didn't freak out over the flu, but apparently that's crazy talk.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'd rather protect law abiding productive members of society.

    But that's crazy talk.
    in this case it just makes sense to vaccinate the prisoners.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I'd rather protect law abiding productive members of society.

    But that's crazy talk.
    Prisoners are at higher risk than the average person.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Prisoners are at higher risk than the average person.
    Yes, but the vaccine is scarce. Law abiding citizens, older people, young children have to wait while criminals get the vaccine. I find that patently offensive.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Prison Inmates to Get Priority in Swine Flu Vaccine

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Yes, but the vaccine is scarce. Law abiding citizens, older people, young children have to wait while criminals get the vaccine. I find that patently offensive.
    And you clearly have not understood who the vulnerable people are when it comes to swine flu.
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