NY Nurses Sues Over Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine
A registered nurse has filed a lawsuit against New York State, asking a judge to block a state policy requiring health care workers to get vaccinated against the flu.
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#1 Oct 15, 2009
There have been requirements for a generation that children be vaccinated before they enter school. Vaccinations are meant to not only protect the individual but also the community at large. Part of the charge we give to our governments is to protect the community.
Medical staff personnel are more likely to be exposed to the flu by virtue of their work because many of their patients are there to be treated for that illness. However, if the nurses don't care about preserving their own good health, then they should at least care about the patients for whom they are charged to provide care. I would think that their choice of career would indicate that this is a priority to them. They are in the position of exposing those among us who are already the most vulnerable to the worst effects of a flu illness...the seriously ill or injured and those who may be pregnant or have chronic conditions requiring ongoing medical care. It the nurses won't protect themselves, they should be required to protect the patients!
#3 Oct 15, 2009
Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty."
-Thomas JeffersonDid you know that the first vaccine ever, smallpox vaccine 150 years ago, sparked a
smallpox pandemic which killed hundreds of thousands? Likewise, did you know that
the infamous Spanish flu which killed over 20 million people worldwide, was sparked
by an American vaccination program and that the only countries unaffected were
those that opted OUT of the vaccination program?? Hmmm?
#4 Oct 15, 2009
Are you willing to inject this to your body:
Flu Shot Vaccine Ingredients?
Source: US Federal Center for Disease Control (PDF download 84K)
Potassium Chloride, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Taurodeoxychoalate.
Egg Albumin (Ovalbumin), Egg Protein, Formaldehyde or Formalin,
Gentamicin, Hydrocortisone, Octoxynol-10,á-Tocopheryl Hydrogen Succinate,
Polysorbate 80, Sodium Deoxycholate, Sodium Phosphate, Thimerosal*
Egg Albumin (Ovalbumin), Egg Protein, Formaldehyde or Formalin, Sodium
Deoxycholate, Phosphate Buffers, includes Thimerosal
Beta-Propiolactone , Egg Protein, Neomycin, Polymyxin B, Polyoxyethylene 9-
10 Nonyl Phenol (Triton N-101, Octoxynol 9), includes Thimerosal (multidose
containers), Thimerosal*(single-dose syringes)
Egg Protein, Formaldehyde or Formalin, Gelatin, Octoxinol-9 (Triton X-100),
includes Thimerosal (multidose containers)
Influenza (FluMist) Nasal Spray
Live H1N1 Virus, Chick Kidney Cells, Egg Protein, Gentamicin Sulfate, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose Phosphate Glutamate Buffer
* Where “thimerosal” is marked with an asterisk (*) it indicates that the product should be considered equivalent to thimerosal-free products. This vaccine may contain trace amounts (<0.3 mcg) of mercury left after post-production thimerosal removal, but these amounts have no biological effect. JAMA 1999;282(18) and JAMA 2000;283(16)
Adapted from Grabenstein JD. ImmunoFacts: Vaccines & Immunologic Drugs. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health Inc.; 2009 and individual products’ package inserts.
#5 Oct 16, 2009
Excellent info. Hey, Silver Surfer, here's your toxic cocktail. Oh yeah, that's right, you have taken the shot for years and never had a problem. Well, check back when you're in your 60's and have have all these health problems and dieing of cancer and see if you're still singing the praises of vaccines. I'm sure you will be the first in line to have 666 stamped on your forehead.
#6 Oct 16, 2009
We as nurses can use all the standard precautions available to us to protect our patients WITHOUT subjecting ourselves to a pushed through vaccine in which it's manufacters are not legally responsible for anything that may happen to you.....HELLO does anyone else see this as odd???They make the money by getting it out there and if you have a reaction to it...OH WELL It's your problem even though you were FORCED into getting it.Where are our rights? Our rights are to go ahead and loose your job over it, and in this GREAT economy we can all surely afford to that.
#7 Oct 17, 2009
Safe or not safe? Either way hubby works in an Assisted Living facilty. They were told it was MANDORTORY!! Or you lose your job. Not fair to put human beings in that position at all.
Whatever happened freedom?
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