As H1N1 vaccine supplies dwindle, healthy Toronto adults are being told to step aside for higher-risk people.
Are you worried about the swine flu?
I'm not a big fan of McGuinty adn his liberal government but I don't think they are to blame for the vaccine shortage.
There are 2 theories in my mind. Te first is quite simple, the companies didn't realize there would be such a high demand and or couldn't make it as fast as they first thought, which happens. The second is that they are sending it to the states which has a real shortage and getting more money for it. If the second one is the case then something should be done.
Is it the governments fault, no, all levels of government warned the public and if someone hasn't heard the symptoms or precautisons needed then they have been living under a rock.
Redneck Larry, 2009-10-31 11:36:36
The media calls this flu round a "pandemic". It is too early to call it a "pandemic". It is flu season.
Is the government engineering a crisis? Again?
Is there more out there than the government has been willing to tell us? Or is it really less than what we are being told? Is the vaccine safe with meager testing?
If the people are worried about this seasons' flu, the government should accept a large chuck of blame as they created a environment of distrust.
Who really knows the truth behind this flu?
cindy, 2009-10-31 11:34:20
H1N1 doesn't seem so bad anymore does it, with a little perspective.
Fred N., 2009-10-31 11:26:28
bruce, 2009-10-30 16:29:04''
just one more incident in a long and seemingly never ending litany of failures on the part of our governments.
We have been straddled with incompetency for far too long.
It seems are politicians only 'get it right' when their own personal interests are at stake.
We need our government to be accountable to the people, we need them to let professionals do their job properly instead of turning everything into a political game of 'oneupmanship'.
It seems that on every topic from our environment, to healthcare and justice, from our education to our infrastructure, the only ones that ever com out on top are the politicos and their buddies.
I doubt that any of our revered and 'honorable' members of parliament are lining up for hours to get a flu shot in the rain just to be told they will have to come back later.
No folks, we need some change in the way our country is run. And no, that is not an endorsement of the Liberals over the Conservatives, The Libs had a lot of majorities with which they could have made a difference but they chose to take advantage of the system for themselves at the expense of our country, now it's the conservative's turn at the public trough.
Enough is enough! We need to somehow implement some changes and we need to start those changes now, because the system we have in place just isn't viable in the long term (in my humble opinion).
So where do we start?
CliffStir, 2009-10-31 10:02:00
Next week, children under 5, pregnant women will receive the H1N1 in our community.
After an increase of sick Military staff, the vaccine is being offered on Saturday & Sunday.
Now, if the people protecting our country are taking this vaccine, don`t you think there is a reason?
A lot of hospitals are making it manditory for their medical staff to take the vaccine.
This is why, my daughter & I have decided to take the vaccine.
INFLUENZA - Flu shot only offered in January in our area! Last year it was given in October!
*Could not believe it?
motherof3, 2009-10-31 00:27:57
"We've all had the flu this season anyway"
Yea sure you have. Most silly people say when they are sick they have the FLU that GOING AROUND
Its your CON Harper who is stirring up the fear, who claimed there would enough vacine for everyon.
But now his priority is the Olympics and spending money on it.
Did you see him today?
Whats with that smile
tweetypie, 2009-10-30 21:57:06
Seems the right wing government of BC and the CON Harper government, are cutting back on things like school sports . And ordinary people, even high risk people are not able to get the vacine.
but yet the people who work for the Olympics, who are receiving on average, 25,000 dollars bonus just for doing their job, are receiving the vacine.
Seems they cant be sick during the Olympics. That is a HIGH PRIORITY .
tweetypie, 2009-10-30 20:39:27
I've seen first-hand two Conservative Shuffle when I lived in Alberta. No matter the risk or the pressure to do something over mad cow, their approach was to do nothing and hope it goes away. These are not the type of people you want to trust with your health (or your pocketbook).
Rick W., 2009-10-30 19:55:32