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Originally posted by Polynomial C
..This declaration of emergency means nothing.. Military will NOT come to your town and force you to take Swing flu shots...stop spreading fear and mis-information please..
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. military wants to establish regional teams of military personnel to assist civilian authorities in the event of a significant outbreak of the H1N1 virus this fall, according to Defense Department officials.
The proposal is awaiting final approval from Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
The officials would not be identified because the proposal from U.S. Northern Command's Gen. Victor Renuart has not been approved by the secretary.
The plan calls for military task forces to work in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. There is no final decision on how the military effort would be manned, but one source said it would likely include personnel from all branches of the military.
* U.S. students face second quarantine in China
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It has yet to be determined how many troops would be needed and whether they would come from the active duty or the National Guard and Reserve forces.
The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq patrolling in full battle rattle, helping restore essential services and escorting supply convoys.
Now they’re training for the same mission — with a twist — at home.
Beginning Oct. 1 for 12 months, the 1st BCT will be under the day-to-day control of U.S. Army North, the Army service component of Northern Command, as an on-call federal response force for natural or manmade emergencies and disasters, including terrorist attacks.
The Army officially agrees that its occupation of the Alabama streets was illegal, according to an internal report the Associated Press got a hold of, following a Freedom of Information Act filing:
An Army investigation found that soldiers should not have been sent to man traffic stops in a small Alabama town after 11 people were killed in March during a shooting spree.
An Army report released to the Associated Press on Monday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request said the decision to dispatch military police to Samson from nearby Fort Rucker broke the law. But an Army spokesman said no charges have been filed following the Aug. 10 report.
Originally posted by David9176
I live in Michigan and there are school closings everywhere. Many people have the flu..but almost everyone I've heard of that knows someone who has had it...they won't actually tell them it's H1N1. They tell them it's Type A flu...but probably not H1N1. ANyone else been hearing this?
Thank you for posting the link. I wish I could see something other than a static white screen though. Is the link still OK or could it be on my end?
Originally posted by Mr. Suave
Funny, if it were that much of an emergency then how come the President's daughters haven't been vaccinated?
Originally posted by infinite
Have you read the National Emergencies Act, which
President Obama's school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.
The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children ages 6 months through 18 years of age receive a vaccination against the H1N1 flu virus. At this time only children with chronic medical conditions are receiving the vaccination because their immune system is not strong enough to fight off the strain. The CDC also says a regular seasonal flu shot does not protect against the virus.
Originally posted by westcoast
Either the government knows something we don't. or it is a manipulative move for something bigger. Only time will tell.