Thursday, October 22, 2009

Swine Flu Questions to Ponder

Greg Jonsson of the Post-Dispatch reports:  "The director of Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services granted an exemption Thursday that allows pregnant women and parents of young children to choose whether to receive H1N1 vaccines containing a mercury-based preservative.  A statute prohibits pregnant women and children under 3 from receiving vaccines with the preservative, but Margaret Donnelly determined that a shortage of preservative-free vaccine was preventing those groups from getting the new H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine."  (Link here.)

Donnelly's decision just begs the questions . . . 

If mercury-based preservatives are safe for pregnant women and children under 3, why does Missouri law ban them?

Or, if mercury-based preservatives are not safe for pregnant women and children under 3, why on earth would Donnelly lift the ban?

It certainly seems to me like the medical and government-health types running this vaccination program for swine flu have no clue what they're doing.  One shot.  Two shots.  There's plenty to go around.  Now there's a shortage.  It is safe.  It is mercury-free.  Wait, no it's not.  But it is still safe.  Or, at least we think it is.  It's a new drug and we think it might be safe but, well, you know, swine flu is bad.

Yeah, and swine flu is already here.  Despite the rush to produce the vaccine, it is already too late.  

This whole swine flu scare is looking odder every day.  Something weird is going on.  I suspect that it is nothing sinister, just a bunch of government-types "handling" things as they usually do - poorly.  Glomming on, of course, is the willing media doing their latest version of the Schnuck's Panic Aisle story.

And it really comes down to this, as I've stated before, IT'S THE FLU!  Should anybody really be injecting mercury to try and prevent the flu?

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