Thursday, October 8, 2009

MSNBC Eugenicist: Health workers must get flu shot or quit

Resistance is futile. Quit your bitching, do as the media and the government tell you, or toss your livelihood in the trash. This is America, where you are free ... to do as we tell you to do.

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    Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.

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    Enough already with the whining, moaning, demonstrating and protesting by health care workers. Doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, nurses’ aides, and anyone else who has regular contact with patients ought to be required to get a flu shot or find another line of work.

    The California Nurses Association and the National Nurses Organizing Committee have issued statements that individuals should be able to refuse the vaccine. The New York State Public Employees Federation said that “vaccination for influenza is not as effective in the control of disease as vaccination for diseases such as polio, measles and mumps.” Other health groups wanted to know why those who preferred to shun the shot could not simply wear masks.

    Last week hundreds of people showed up in Albany, N.Y., at a rally to protest New York State’s plan to require all state workers to get both an annual flu shot and a swine flu vaccine. Most at the rally said their rights were being infringed.

    Excuse me? What rights might those be?

Apparently the doctor has never read the Constitution of the United States, or the Nuremberg Code.

    The right to infect your patient and kill them? The right to create havoc in the health care workforce if swine flu hits hard? The right to ignore all the evidence of safety and efficacy of vaccines thus continuing to promulgate an irrational fear on the part of the public of the best protection babies, pregnant women, the elderly and the frail have against the flu? Those rights?

    Many hospitals in Illinois, Washington, Missouri, Georgia and Maryland are putting in place flu shot mandates. My own institution, the University of Pennsylvania Health System and its affiliated, top-ranked Children’s Hospital are leading the way in getting mandates moving. Why? The answer is simple: The vaccine will save lives.

    Only half get vaccine

    The annual rate of health care workers getting flu shots has been hovering around 50 percent at most institutions for years. The evidence for the toll this low vaccination rate takes on patients and staff has been mounting year after year.

    If you can get close to 100 percent vaccination rates you can cut patient death rates from flu by 40 percent. Sick days among doctors and nurses drop by about the same amount. Eleven babies died of swine flu during the last week of September alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a potentially potent form of swine flu on the horizon, those kind of grim statistics have made hospital infection disease experts sound the alarm to implement mandates to boost vaccination rates.

    Nothing works as well as vaccines to prevent getting the flu and transmitting it others.

Here's where you have to stop, because as soon as a doctor tells you there's nothing better you can do to stay healthy than get jabbed with their Nazi - I mean FDA - approved drugs, you know he's got an ulterior motive. Is it because he's a eugenicist, like his colleague John Holdren, Obama's science czar? Or is it because he's a state-sponsored narcotics dealer? Nothing works better, doctor? Not vitamin C or vitamin D? Oh, you can't prescribe those (not yet anyway). I apologize. Here we see what the good doctor thinks of actually taking care of your body to ward off illnesses:

    There is no evidence that vitamins, special diets, fresh air or any other alternative ideas does anything to make flu viruses less nasty.

He's lying.

    And all we really have to fight swine flu are ventilators, some drugs that may or may not work and the new vaccine.

    The medical establishment has been recommending that kids get flu shots forever. The state of New Jersey just put into practice a law requiring flu shots for young schoolchildren in day care and preschool. The U.S. Armed Forces has no time for anyone who will not get a flu shot. If you want to legally immigrate to this country you have to roll up your sleeve. Why should health care workers be treated any differently?

That's an outstanding argument, "Doctor": everyone else has their rights violated, what makes healthcare workers think they're so special? Read more if you like...I'm gonna be - pardon the pun - sick.