Monday, March 1, 2010

No thanks...(on the Flu Shot)

ATLANTA (AP) — A government panel is now recommending that virtually all Americans get a flu shot each year, starting this fall.
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices had gradually been expanding its recommendation for flu shots — 85% of Americans were already included.

On Wednesday, the panel voted to recommend a seasonal flu vaccination for everyone except babies younger than 6 months and those with egg allergies or other unusual conditions. this point in time...the choice is yours as to whether you get a "flu shot." However, how do you think this story would read should the US Government take over the health care system?

You can bet your house that the flu shot would be required under the guise that it would lower costs for everyone in the long run. It would be a violation of the law NOT to get a flu shot.

I've never taken a presciption medication in my life. I've never been hospitalized. The last illness I experienced was a minor cold some 25 years ago. Yet, nationalized health care would likely require me, by law, to take this shot.

What's the big deal, you ask. How about the fact that natural immunity would be compromised? How about the fact that forcing a flu shot on someone isn't too far away from telling you what your diet should be, and enforcing such violations of liberty and freedom?

It begins with a whimper...and ends with no freakin' Ring Dings...