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Mailman to deliver aid in case of anthrax attack

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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Mailman to deliver aid in case of anthrax attack


www.msnbc.msn.com

If the nation ever faces a large-scale attack by a biological weapon like anthrax, the U.S. Postal Service will be in charge of delivering whatever drugs and other medical aid Americans would need to survive.

In an executive order released Wednesday, President Barack Obama put the Postal Service in charge of dispensing "medical countermeasures" to biological weapons because of its "capacity for rapid residential delivery."
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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:25 AM
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Well this is a new twist. What this looks like to me is the Federal Government, CDC now will have direct control over who will live and who will die should a large scale biological attack ever happen. Before this order, the drugs would have been dispersed to area pods, or medical authorities, now it comes through the mail, meaning those who are doing the delivering can decide down to the individual who will get them, and who wont.

www.msnbc.msn.com
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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:31 AM
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What a terrible idea. What if the said postal employee plays one, two, skip a few? Also what of vandals, and thieves? They can easily steal from residential mailboxes. I can see GOING to the Post Office to get it. Not me of course, I have my own Cipro.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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And when the mailmen refuse to go out and work in such conditions....nobody in their are gets anything at least until someone can be found to replace them.

And one person will be out carrying plenty of drugs which could go for quite alot if soemone happened to steal them...


This is not a smart idea, it's fatally flawed from the very outset...when mailmen can't even hit the right house with the address on the letter 100% of the time, I really wouldn't want my life in their hands...

Thats no offence to any mailmen, but it's putting the live of alot of people into the hands of alot of other people...too many people for mistakes to not happen.

[edit on 31-12-2009 by StevenDye]



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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Funny. As the USPS goes broker than broke and becomes increasingly useless with each passing day here we go handing them life and death level matters to take care of.

Well, given my USPS experiences, we can all look forward to broken supplies, supplies that never show and, my personal favorite, a postal worker showing up at your house to tell you your address doesnt exist so they cant deliver your mail.

The sooner all this idiocy crumbles the better.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 07:51 AM
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Originally posted by timewalker
What if the said postal employee plays one, two, skip a few? Also what of vandals, and thieves? They can easily steal from residential mailboxes..


I think these points you brought up are some of the key issues here. The post office is good when you look at the volume they deal with, but there are just way to many mistakes in terms of numbers. I have gotten mail from not just next door, down the street, or the next block with the same numbers, but from miles away. However I see the drugs being stolen as the main potential problem here.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:00 AM
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LOL Wasn't anthrax delivered by mail at some point?

2nd line
but a vaild 1st



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:06 AM
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I agree. I think for the most part the postal service would do what it supposed to, but I think there would be widespread thievery from citizens. Black market Cipro. Then we could have a war on Cipro.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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If these supplies end up in the hands of Postal Employee Newman we are in big trouble. These items will end up locked away in a storage closet never to be seen again.

No mail carrier has successfully delivered more than 50% of their mail -Newman


We are doomed.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:13 AM
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Jibeho
I am not farmiler with your Newman reference. Could you please post the link to where the information is.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:19 AM
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Wow, ole Bo's ideas just get better an better

With all these drugs is the mailman going to have a police escort? What about thieves? The post office an mail trucks are going to be prime targets. Is this a new part of Bo's national health care? Damn, what is the idiot-in-chief thinking?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:27 AM
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Newman is the postal delivery guy in Seinfeld.


And a scary reference at that.


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I'm happy to find this out after I tipped out our mailman for Christmas. I already offer him coffee each day so hopefully I will continue to stay in his good graces.

Hard to believe though, as Newman even as a character is pretty dead on. Our postal system on the regional and national level is terrible, imo, and I hate to think of them being responsible for life and death situations.

However, how many prescriptions do they currently ship, and how many people have died from not receiving them?



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:52 AM
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Niteboy
ok thanks, I did not watch much Seinfield so that is why I did not get the reference.
The question you asked though is a good and valid one. It would be good to look into how many drugs currently being shipped by mail do not get to there intended recipient.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 09:10 AM
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This is just a sham so that Obama can funnel money into the Post Office. It's payback for the support that the Federal Employees Union gave him during the election. By giving them this function it allows funds to be passed to the Post Office without the approval of Congress.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 09:19 AM
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Jimc
that is a very insightful idea, thanks.
It would not surprise me if it turns out to be true. With the back door deals he made with the drug companies it not surprising he would make one this way also.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 09:26 AM
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This is very old news and has nothing to do with BO unless he is just mentioning it for some reason.

It was also mention during the H1N1 scare, and previously in the avian flu also.
To say its BO's idea is a bit of a stretch IMO.



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:39 PM
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Thanks for posting this. They're really dotting the i's and crossing their t's now, gearing up for the Cities Readiness Initiative [which is the emergency vaccine and antibiotic clinics program for 72 US cities. Everyone else in the US gets their meds mailed out).

But see, Obama puts all this in the context of "anthrax", which really is not the prime focus. Just recently, they've rolled out "microneedle" technology for vaccines - self administered vaccines, no needles. Perfect for a h1n1 "mutation". Here's some more info: www.rdmag.com...



Microneedle patch may take the sting out of shots

Prausnitz and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology suggest that the microneedle patch could, for instance, replace yearly trips to the doctor for flu shots.

“Although it would probably first be used in a clinical setting, our vision is to have a self-administered flu vaccine patch. So instead of making an appointment with your doctor to get your flu shot, you can stop by the pharmacy or even get a patch in the mail and self-apply. We think that could very much increase the vaccine coverage since it would be easier for people to be vaccinated,” Prausnitz explains.



This mode of vaxing uses 1% of the vaccine in a traditional shot. Perfect for "stretching" the availability of shots. Under emergency situations, I think it's quite likely this will be implemented.

Combine this news with this just out of CDC: www.cdc.gov...

It's a paper basically outlining the fact that the purpose of the h1n1 sick leave bill is for encouraging compliance with quarantine ("non-pharmaceutical intervention").



posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 02:52 PM
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So no mater rain sleet snow hail or biological attack the US Postal service will make deliveries to your house. How much are stamps going to go up now?



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