Saturday, October 24, 2009

National Emergency Declared over the Swine Flu

Friday, Oct. 23rd., Obama signed a document declaring a National State of Emergency over the Swine Flu.  This could be good or bad.  As of right now, I do NOT see this going to mandatory vaccines unless a state of martial law is declared.  This state of emergency has been declared because of the shortage of vaccines & huge outbreaks all over the country.  I can attest to this because this last week, my daughters school had 29% of the school population missing because of sickness.  I attribute this to the fact that a teacher came to school sick & told her students to stay away from her.  Hello!!  Am I the only parent that is ticked off about this?

This declaration opens up federal channels that were not open before.  Nurses do not need to ask as many questions of patients before beginning treatment.  Insurance restrictions with Medicare & Medicaid are no longer there which means that the neediest of our U.S. population will get the treatment they need without all of the bureaucratic red tape that there is normally.

Here is a link to a website that is updated every 4 minutes.  It shows the cases of flu on a state by state basis & also where we stand in relation to other countries worldwide.

What is the best way to stay healthy?  Wash your hands frequently, especially if you have been out in the public venues.  Stay away from doctor offices if you possibly can, not only can you get sick from others BUT also get pressured to "vaccinated".  Take LOTS of Vit. D3.  Recent studies have shown that Vit. D deficiency increases your likelihood to sick or die from the flu.  Here is a chart to recommended doses.

I'm going to be watching this very closely & will update before next Sunday if conditions warrant.

Stay safe & healthy this week.