I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read this today. The full article is here: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/11/21/boston_launches_flu_shot_tracking/?page=2
Incidentally, these are RFID chip bracelets that we are discussing.
Interestingly H1N1 hadn’t occurred yet when this article was written in November of 2008 (at least as far as the general public knows). Even more interesting is the fact this system was bought back in 2006 and was intended for catastrophe use… fires, floods, etc.
Below is an excerpt from the 2nd page of the article:
When people arrive for their shots, they will get an ID bracelet with a barcode.
Next, basic information -name, age, gender, address – will be entered into the patient tracking database.
There will be electronic records, too, of who gave the vaccine and whether it was injected into the right arm or the left, and time-stamped for that day.
Ultimately, city health authorities said, they envision creating a network across the city that would allow public and private providers of flu shots to add data to a registry.
Some will read this, shrug their shoulders and say… “So what?” Others who are on the watch will read this and say… “Okay, here we go, hang on for the ride.”
Those in the latter group, feel free to share this info with your loved ones. Those in the first group… well, don’t worry your head about it.
Saw this in my prison planet news links this morning:
UK Daily Mail
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Flashback: Previous Swine Flu Outbreak Originated At Fort Dix
A warning that the new swine flu jab is linked to a deadly nerve disease has been sent by the Government to senior neurologists in a confidential letter.
The letter from the Health Protection Agency, the official body that oversees public health, has been leaked to The Mail on Sunday, leading to demands to know why the information has not been given to the public before the vaccination of millions of people, including children, begins.
It tells the neurologists that they must be alert for an increase in a brain disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), which could be triggered by the vaccine.
GBS attacks the lining of the nerves, causing paralysis and inability to breathe, and can be fatal.
The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.
It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:
More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.
500 cases of GBS were detected.
The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.
The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.
The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.