[FoRK] Death Panels
marty at halvorson.us
Fri Nov 6 13:04:38 PST 2009
Bill Stoddard wrote:
Marty Halvorson wrote:
> > It would appear that death panels are already in place. If you're
> > old, you can't get the H1N1 vaccine because the CDC Guidelines for
> > H1N1 don't include old folks. But! The seasonal vaccine you should
> > get if you're old. Seems that somebody somewhere has decided that
> > old folks can die from H1N1. Plus, if you work on Wall Street then
> > you're to valuable to not get the vaccine.
> Are you really complaining or just making conversation? H1N1 vaccine
> is a scarce resource (think lifeboats on the titanic). There's not
> enough for everyone. Do you use superior financial ability (or
> political connections) to get yourself on the lifeboat ahead of kids?
So it would appear. And frankly it pisses me off.
> ahead of a young adult woman with ashma that has small children
> financially dependent on her?
A woman such as that should get the vaccine. And according to the CDC
she should whichever guidelines are used (seasonal or H1N1).
> Come on, really, this is not painting a very favorable picture in my
I'm really complaining. I'm old (69), and I can't get the H1N1 vaccine.
It's not a very favorable picture IMNSHO.
If it's true that I may have an acquired immunity to H1N1, why don't I
have a similar immunity to the seasonal flu? Sorry, it just doesn't
make any sense to me.
Furthermore, if it's true that "the H1N1 virus has a lower mortality
than seasonal flu," why is it such a big deal? Let's promote seasonal
flu vaccination before H1N1 vaccination.
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