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The Deadly Obama Virus

viruses-8869-1920x1200Originally posted at American Thinker

In the beginning of the 2009 flu season, Barack Obama declared the H1N1 swine flu a national emergency.   By October of that year 1,000 people had already died, and according to the president there was the threat of a pandemic. In order to hasten treatment and convince Americans to line up like lemmings for a flu shot, Obama gave former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius a one-time authorization to bypass standard federal regulations to quickly respond to the outbreak.

The president repeatedly warned the public that a pandemic was approaching, and that the numbers of people getting sick were escalating quickly. In his plague-panic declaration, the president wrote: “As a nation, we have prepared at all levels of government, and as individuals and communities, taking unprecedented steps to counter the emerging pandemic.”

Vaccine production delays compounded the problem and enhanced the drama. Finally, when the injections did become available to Washington DC school children, Sasha and Malia Obama, who were 8 and 11 at the time, were the first of the Obamas to be inoculated.

As tension mounted, the White House announced that Michelle and the president, like a captain willing to go down with the ship, decided to wait in line.

Publicly, Obama said, “I suspect that I may come fairly far down the line… We will stand in line like everybody else. And when folks say it’s our turn, that’s when we’ll get it.”

Supposedly, a selfless Obama wanted priority target groups — people under 24, pregnant women, and those with underlying conditions — to go first.  Probably closer to the truth was that, rather than risk his own health on a possible tainted vaccine, the president wanted “useless eaters,” fertile women, and the chronically ill to be the guinea pigs.

Speaking of pigs, according to the CDC, after the swine flu scare was over, in a country that typically sees 36,000 deaths from the flu annually, that year 12,000 Americans died of the swine flu.

With the H1N1 scare and the look-at-me vaccine photo op far behind him, waiting in line wasn’t something Obama wanted to do when he stopped for lunch at Franklin Barbeque in Texas. President Obama was so eager to get “nine pounds of brisket, four pounds of turkey, ribs and a pecan pie for a total of $422” – he cut the line.No

Unlike the swine flu emergency of 2009, in 2014 the president seems to have more interest in barbeque than he does concern for the Border Patrol agent from Laredo, Texas who may have lifelong complications as a result of the bacterial pneumonia he contracted while processing the swarms of sick illegal aliens that Obama, who had plenty of time to eat spare ribs and pecan pie, had no time to visit.

According to Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of National Border Patrol Council 2455, being so gravely ill is a “very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family.”  According to Seely it’s still too early to tell if the father of small children, who was very healthy prior to processing illegal immigrants, will fully recover or ever be able to work again.

Hector Garza, the secretary and treasurer of NBPC 2455, issued a dire warning when he said, “Our agents have been getting sick more often than before with flus and congestion and a whole bunch of respiratory illnesses.”

As this young father’s life and the life of his family have been forever impacted by an unnecessary set of circumstances created by a president refusing to address a lawless situation, the question is this: What happened to that guy who was so concerned about pandemics and preventing the healthcare industry from being unnecessarily overwhelmed with deathly ill people?

If the H1N1 virus caused the president such urgent trepidation, why then, with his implicit approval, are a whole host of much more treacherous viruses streaming in unchecked at our southern border?

Why would Obama consider H1N1 a national emergency and then just five years later wave through the yellow quarantine tape scores of untreated illegals into the midst of a population with almost no exposure to diseases like scabies, MDR-TB, whooping cough, Changas disease, MRSA staph infections, and Ebola fever?

To lend context to a possible answer, in 2010, while looking for drug traffickers to rob of marijuana, Mexican citizen Manuel Osorio-Arellanes murdered Border Agent Brian Terry with a gun obtained from Obama’s failed “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation.

Terry’s needless death, as well as the subsequent death of ICE agent Jaime Zapata and hundreds of Mexicans also killed with “Fast and Furious” guns, have all confirmed that if fatalities further Obama’s agenda, the body count is of no concern.

Since taking office this president’s actions and inactions have confirmed over and over that the mission of progressivism far outweighs a few thousand – or a few million – American lives.  That’s because, in the liberal mind, illegal immigrants with bad intentions and deadly communicable diseases are not a threat, they’re just facilitators of an agenda belonging to the man who insisted every American had to have a flu shot.

For some reason, Barack Obama’s need in 2009 to enforce federal oversight by attempting to inject Americans with a vaccine to save lives has given way in 2014 to a total disregard for the health, safety and wellbeing of all of us.

 

“Hey Barry, Leggo of my Eggo”

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I have to first say, I’m not a conspiracy theorist.  I was born and raised in the United States.  In all of my 55-years I cannot remember one occasion where I’ve gone to fill a prescription and  then been told  there was a shortage of any drug.  I  recently had that experience, while attempting to fill a prescription for the antibiotic, Cipro.  I was somewhat taken a back when alerted to the fact that it would be months before Cipro was available again, a troublesome situation for a woman with a raging bladder infection.

Then hubby Jerry went to the doctor expecting to receive the routine yearly “seasonal” flu shot he has gotten for the last 30 years.  Much to his surprise he was promptly informed that there were no seasonal flu shots.  When he asked when he could get the shot? He was alerted to the fact that there weren’t any around and it was unlikely there would be any available for the rest of the season.  A hard spot to be in as Tamiflu shortages makes India (a third world country) a potential source for an alternate type of flu medication.  Hoping to find an alternate source, I typed our zip code into a www.flu.gov location finder and came up with only one location administering flu vaccines and it was in a health clinic somewhere in the inner recesses of Springfield Gardens, Queens.  My husband would have a better chance of surviving the flu than he would if he ventured into Springfield Gardens.

Then of course you have the first government controlled foray into health care administration and preparedness in the form of H1N1 vaccines.  Promising 80-120 million doses by flu season it is now November and to date the government has overseen the production of approximately 16.5 million vaccines.  To date, we’ve seen 13% percent of the promised inventory, which means we’re 87% behind on the delivery of promised dosages.  To put things in perspective, we’re still 119,999,994 doses short of the 120 million and we have 400 million people to vaccinate.

Something is afoot here – in Communist countries past and present it’s a well known fact that shortages prevail in everything from consumer goods, drugs, light bulbs to food.  The only thing there is never a lack of is Stolichnaya® Vodka to quell the pain.   Way back in 2001 an article regarding the formerly communist Poland in the European Banker said that “There remains a pent-up demand for almost everything after 45 years of state socialism when shortages were endemic, there were no choices in domestically produced consumer goods, imports were limited, and political controls rationed who could buy cars and who could get flats and telephones.”

My question is why are shortages making their way to America?  What is fostering this situation?  In less than a week I’ve run smack into four unrelated instances in a country I’ve lived in for more than half a century and never experienced a shortage before.

Now last night, out of the corner of my ear,  I hear that Eggo Waffles are in demand because of nationwide shortages.  The Kellogg Company is blaming the projected month’s long scarcity on flooding in a plant in Tennessee causing an Eggo Waffle dilemma until the middle of next year.  I don’t buy it…I don’t mean the waffles, I mean the excuse – since when does a flood stop the top cereal manufacturer in the nation from being able to find a way around a flooding problem in a single factory?

A Jan. 13, 2003, report in Newsweek on Stalinist North Korea says, “Food shortages there were so bad that “more than 2,000,000 people died of starvation over the last decade.” We’re far from being relegated to bread lines and no one has starved to death yet, but I find it curious that in one week I’ve happened upon 4 specific deficiencies just going through every day life–in a nation that lacks for nothing in ingenuity or ability to produce.

An article in Newsweek dated Jan. 8, 2001, said that “In Eastern Europe, the fall of communism unleashed political freedoms, open markets and a bright array of consumer goods.”   Now, in America creeping socialism is having the opposite effect — less freedom, more government control and now suddenly we’re being confronted with drug and food shortages?

One is forced to contemplate government induced controls as a way to foster dependency and cultivate panicked need in people.  A crisis trial balloon is sent up to see public reaction to waiting, which instigates a frenzied response when the product is made available.  The result equals control of the masses through medicine and food. Wait until Eggo releases its first batch of waffles after a six-month famine, people will rip them frozen from the box in the grocery store, glomming them downlike famished children from Biafra!  Same with H1N1, if you were considering skipping the government recommended shot… a shortage may convince you that you might as well get it while you can just in case you change your mind and there’s none available.

pixAs for seasonal flu shots –  that’s a double edged sword, the group the most in jeopardy of suffering from flu ravages are the elderly, which works to the government’s benefit as they contemplate budgetary concerns having to do with health care reform.   And for those hoarding Cipro – you may  well survive your first Anthrax attack, but be aware, the next one might be very, very  iffy.

H1N1 aside, the government may have nothing to do with any of this and the shortages are more likely caused by complicated manufacturing and inventory issues.  However, it’s a good preview of what lies ahead for our nation if Obama gets his way and socializes both the means of production and the health care industry.  Until then, my message is to the one aspiring to control every aspect of American society including medicine and food, “Hey Barry, I’m on to you — Leggo of my Eggo!”

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