posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 06:03 PM
reply to post by spikey
You are infering since my post can only imply. It cannot infer.
That said... If you have actually read what I've written in these posts you will realize my POV has little to do with the H1N1 vaccine specifically.
There are inherent risks with every vaccine, every pharmaceutical of every ilk, every alternative therapy, every medical procedure. Period. In
medicine it is about weighing risk. The risk associated with the treatment v. the risk of the disease.
My posts have been to elicit from anyone a reasonable course of action IF such a pandemic were to hit. Most of the posts on this thread have been all
about how this is some draconian measure by the government to force vaccinate the population and/or drag us all off to the ovens at gun point. The
bad-asses on the thread are even impressing us all with their gun collections so we know not to mess with them.
So what would you --- Mr. Spikey --- do if YOU were the Big Cheese in your government and some pandemic started to hit. Roughly 30% of the population
is sick and ambulatory. Infected people want to go to the store, to work to school. The case mortality rate is appraching 2% and rising weekly. The
pandemic is rapidly encroaching on your little part of the world. What do you do?
I've studied epidemiology data for pretty much every major disease. The correlation between vaccination programs and disease abatement is abundantly
clear. But there are people, like yourself and FredT, that are convinced that all the data I've studied is cooked and supplied by 'Big Pharma' but
the data you've seen is accurate and complete. There's no arguing with that POV.
My personal position on the H1N1 flu vaccine is the same as it has been on every flu season so far (all 57 of them). My work and limited public
contact currently does not put me at-risk. If that should change between now and vaccination time and if the vaccine is made avaiable to me I'll be
vaccinated. At present there isn't even enough vaccine for medical personnel, public safety personnel and at-risk cohorts.
What I'd like to know is where was all this public outrage 8yrs ago when Bush et al were engaged in shreding the Constitution? Out ferociously
hunting for a American flag lapel pin? I just don't understand some people.
Oh, BTW, I live in MA. I'll be sure to get a message to you when the gestapo shows up at my door.