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Originally posted by nunya13
This is occurring right now at my office...
My co-worker went in and got the regular seasonal flu shot last Thursday. She was complaining on Friday of feeling odd that same night. She looked like crap on Monday and yesterday (Tuesday) she called in sick and said she had a fever.
Not even an hour later another coworker called in and said he was going home after being at a clients all morning because he was feeling really bad and could barely concentrate. Since he hadn't been in the office yet, he had no idea that she also called in sick. I asked him and he said he didn't get any shot. Then I told him about our coworker getting it.
I am now feeling under the weather as of last night and am progressively feeling crappier as the day goes on. My personal conclusion? My coworker got the shot with a semi-live virus (or whatever the heck you call it), contracted the flu and has now passed it on to at least two of us at work here.
This is absolutely ludicrous. Me and another person now have the freaking flu because someone didn't want the flu, got the shot, and now has the flu. So, apparently, it doesn't matter if I get the shot or not. If someone I'm around a lot gets the shot, I'll get the flu and so will they. Now she has missed two days and the other guy has missed one and a half days and if I keep getting worse throughout the day, I will be missing at least one day.
edit to add:
On topic, one of my bosses also works at one of the local hospitals and told us yesterday that the staff there has been informed that are required to get the flu shot. He said only some will get the swine shot, since there isn't enough supply here yet. But they will get one shot or the other. He said they don't do this every year.
I haven't heard anything about any protests though. I really hope someone does.
[edit on 30-9-2009 by nunya13]
Originally posted by Quickfix
The People of America were never free. America went into bankruptcy back in 1933 when the great depression hit. All the people have been living off of is borrowed time and since that is the case its time to pay with blood. Be it the peoples blood or the blood of the government.
There is a quote from a wiseman (i don't remember his name an ats user has it) Every once in a while the liberty of a country must be paid with the blood of patriots.
Get your guns, canned food, and make a water filter out of rocks and 5 gallon buckets. This is last month of preperation, best hurry before its tolate.
edited to add: get canned fruit & veggies too, prevent scurvy
[edit on 30-9-2009 by Quickfix]
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is
wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts
they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions,
it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. ...
And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not
warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of
resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as
to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost
in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from
time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
It is its natural manure.
Originally posted by edgecrusher2199
This is what my friend had to say on the matter when I posted this on my Facebook earlier today. Please feel free to let me correct him...
"Health Care workers have a signed job contract where termination for none compliance with health standards is something they signed on for. Citizens do not. There is a legal standard for saying employees have to follow the guidelines of their place of employment. Not for Citizens. Also this is a State not Federal Government."
"Standard" means a standard which requires conditions, or the adoption or use of one or more practices, means, methods, operations, or processes, reasonably necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment."
Originally posted by Verkadh
"And now I will lose my job if I don't take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot."
When asked if he's willing to lose his job, Mannino said, "Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America."
I was actually somewhat surprised that people reacted so strongly at such an early stage of the forced vaccinations. Guess all my faith in people is not quite as lost as I thought. Though I can only hope there are more people willing to take a stand.