Another Government “Emergency”

Saturday, October 24, 2009

National “emergencies” are always good for “bypassing rules” and making things up on the fly.

President Barack Obama declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency, giving his health chief the power to let hospitals move emergency rooms offsite to speed treatment and protect noninfected patients. Health and Human Services chief Kathleen Sebelius now has authority to bypass federal rules when opening alternative care sites, such as offsite hospital centers at schools or community centers if hospitals seek permission.

The hysteria is completely out of control. Meanwhile, remember that Obama’s children will not, as of yet, get a swine flu vaccination. See this October 8th post.

President Obama’s school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.

The  Centers for Disease Control recommend that children ages 6 months through 18 years of age receive a vaccination against the H1N1 flu virus.  At this time only children with chronic medical conditions are receiving the vaccination because their immune system is not strong enough to fight off the strain.  The CDC also says a regular seasonal flu shot does not protect against the virus.

From Gary Krasner, of the Coalition for Informed Choice, in a mass email:

FACT: Sec. Sebelius says that children are the most susceptible to H1N1 flu, and should be vaccinated against it.

FACT: Oct 8th:  It was announced that President Obama’s school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus.  White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says, “the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.”

[Note the carefully constructed PASSIVE phrase by the White House: "the vaccine is not available to them", as opposed to say, a more PROACTIVE and ACCURATE phrase: "have decided not to vaccinate."  Why?  Because the latter phrase would prompt people to ask why the First Family is withholding consent to vaccinate, while the former makes it falsely appear like the decision not to vaccinate was imposed on Obama.  Personally, I've heard thousands of parents refer to their decision not to vaccinate their children.  But I've never once heard anyone explain that the "vaccine was not available to them".  Does anyone believe a vaccine would not be made "available" to the President's own children?!]

In the video below, watch him circumnavigate the question about whether his children will get the juice. Without a teleprompter he is lost, with no ability to think on his feet. At the time he was asked this question (September 20th), surely he knew the unyielding position of Health & Human Services Czar Kathleen Sebelius and the CDC, but note that he says, “My understanding at this point is that……sputter, stumble, ummm…” The position of necessary vaccination – and even the repeated attempts to make the vaccine mandatory – had been communicated well before this point in time, yet he pretends to not understand the position of his own Health Czar and the CDC.

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6 Responses to Another Government “Emergency”

  1. Holger Bruno Babiar says:

    October 24th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I do not trust these people. They have a long-term plan in place which I surely believe will not be to the benefit of average people. Thank you for all you do.

  2. Sal says:

    October 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I wonder if his daughter Malia complained that he called her Maya @1:10 in this video?

    I suppose when one is nervously dancing, even their own kids names can be elusive…….

  3. cousin lucky says:

    October 25th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    First they scare you and then they enslave you some more! Being left alone is not going to be allowed. All in unison, All in lockstep to the wishes and whims of the mighty government! Don’t look now, but our country has been Hijacked!!

  4. Jeannie Queenie says:

    October 25th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Some articles worth reading on this subject can be found at this url…
    Nurses SUE TO BLOCK mandatory swine-flu shot
    ‘Hundreds of co-workers feel just as strongly against the vaccine
    October 13, 2009
    By Chelsea Schilling. And then there is this one—Swine flu emergency! What does that mean?
    Is president’s proclamation formality, or institution of Obama martial law?
    October 24, 2009 found at url… The thought provoking part that gives pause is an “ominous provision of a Section 1135 waiver may be alterations to HIPAA privacy regulations.
    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services explains that under a declared emergency, facilities granted a Section 1135 waiver no longer need to obtain a patient’s agreement to speak with family members or friends involved in the patient’s care, no longer need to distribute a notice of their privacy practices and no longer need to honor the patient’s right to request privacy restrictions or confidential communications.

    “For example,” an HHS document on HIPAA explains, “an individual may request that her health care provider call her at her office, rather than her home. A health care provider must accommodate an individual’s reasonable request for such confidential communications.”

    With a Section 1135 waiver granted by the CMS in a declared emergency, however, the provider need not accommodate the request in the example of calling the patient at her office.”

  5. Steve Bernier says:

    October 25th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    There are one set of rules for the elite and another set of rules for the serfs.

  6. Mark T says:

    October 26th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    While Obama or “Dear Reader” is lost without his TelePrompTer, he certainly uses circumlocution to dance around any sensitive issue.

    And the sycophantic John King then THANKS him for his response…

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