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Massachusetts to inoculate prisoners against H1N1 first

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,...est=latestnews

Massachusetts Prisoners With 'Health Risks' to Get H1N1 Shots Before General Public

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Massachusetts health officials have decided to give swine flu vaccinations to prisoners with high health risks before the general population.

Prison officials warn that inmates could quickly spread the flu if not inoculated — particularly those in high-risk groups, such as AIDS patients or the aged.

Department of Public Health spokeswoman Jennifer Manley told the Boston Herald that vaccines will go to correctional facilities the second week of November for prison health care workers and high risk prisoners.

The vaccinations are set to be available by Nov. 27 to members the general public who have no special risk factors.

Offenders who aren't in any high-risk category will be last in line for the voluntary vaccinations.

State Sen. Mark Montigny said several groups are more vulnerable than prisoners, and added vaccinations should be given to the public immediately.

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Makes since to me.
Why not inoculate the high risk people first regardless if they are in prison or not? It's not like you're not going to treat them if they get sick anyways.
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Isn't this cheaper than prison care? Perhaps TGM does not care to curb spending.
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I wish everyone would calm the fuck down about the goddamned swine flu.
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I wish everyone would calm the fuck down about the goddamned swine flu.
Don't worry. Balloon Boy™ will distract the media through next week.
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I wish everyone would calm the fuck down about the goddamned swine flu.
But then who will drum up demand for the vaccines?
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But then who will drum up demand for the vaccines?



(I agree with you Tracer - I'm sick to death of hearing about the stupid swine flu!)
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Wait, so we're going with "H1N1 is a hoax and vaccines are a scam"?
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Wait, so we're going with "H1N1 is a hoax and vaccines are a scam"?
Get with the program. H1N1 is the scam, and the vaccines are a hoax!
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Get with the program. H1N1 is the scam, and the vaccines are a hoax!
If by hoax, you mean profit center, then yes.
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I wouldn't take it.
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I wouldn't take it.
That's easy for you to say Your age group is in the lowest risk since supposedly you have natural immunity to this strain.
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Why is it that the elderly have the least risk against H1N1, but the highest risk with all other strains of influenza?

I smell a rat.
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Why is it that the elderly have the least risk against H1N1, but the highest risk with all other strains of influenza?

I smell a rat.
The speculation is that H1N1 is similar to another strain that occured in the past and that prior inoculations may have lessened the risk to the elderly.
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If prisons were quarantined then this news would bother me, but guards and visitors move in and out of there. They could spread the disease. So vacinate those in-mates!
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Why is it that the elderly have the least risk against H1N1, but the highest risk with all other strains of influenza?

I smell a rat.
Sure does make one wonder why it effects healthier individuals harder than the elderly.
Supposedly it's secondary infections (pneumonia, etc) that make it more deadly. I thought that's what makes the seasonal flu so dangerous for the elderly as well.
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And just for classicman's possible conspiracy theory thought
http://www.theflucase.com/index.php?...mid=81&lang=en
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Why is it that the elderly have the least risk against H1N1, but the highest risk with all other strains of influenza?

I smell a rat.

Its all part of the new rationing program........
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I guess this is probably the best thread to post this article.

Might as well kill the prisoners first.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2009/...3931256011008/

Farrakhan suspicious of H1N1 vaccine
Published: Oct. 19, 2009 at 11:56 PM

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan told an audience in Memphis he believes the H1N1 flu vaccine was developed to kill people, a witness said.

Farrakhan, 76, spoke for nearly three hours Sunday at a gathering to observe the religious group's Holy Day of Atonement, which also marked the 14th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal reported, citing a source who attended the speech.

"The Earth can't take 6.5 billion people. We just can't feed that many. So what are you going to do? Kill as many as you can. We have to develop a science that kills them and makes it look as though they died from some disease," Farrakhan said, adding that many wise people won't take the vaccine.

"The black community has become toxic and must cleanse and restore peace from within," Farrakhan said.

Farrakhan told listeners not to become complacent as a result of Barack Obama's election as the United States' first black president, the newspaper said.

"You have to understand that he was voted in to take on the affairs of a nation, not yours and mine. He is the American president, not the black president," he said.
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Sure does make one wonder why it effects healthier individuals harder than the elderly.
wishbone answered that a few posts up. People born before 1950 could have had contact with a milder strain. My pregnant wife and toddler got the H1N1 vaccine yesterday.
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