Monday, August 03, 2009

News From the Future

Oct. 15, 2009 – The H1N1 “swine flu” pandemic that began in Mexico this spring and leveled off during the summer, claimed it’s 1 millionth victim yesterday, a Florida child whose parents led the successful fight against “bureaucrats telling us how to run our lives.”

With the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention prepared to distribute 300 million doses of flu vaccine before the start of the school year, Congress froze funding for it because, as Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-NC said, it represented “an unwarranted intrusion into the rights of parents and a shocking loss of freedom for real Americans to determine their own health needs.”

Opposition also came from groups believing that childhood vaccinations cause homosexuality, herpes and halitosis.

Although government health experts were joined by Treasury Department officials in warning that a pandemic the likes of which have not been seen since 1919 could kill recovery from the Depression, others, like the Cato Institute, argued successfully that “losing society’s weakest members would provide long-term stability to the insurance industry.”

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