By A.M. Kisly
Do as I say, not as I do!
I must admit there always seems to be an excuse.
(FOXNEWS) President Obama’s school age daughters have not been vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk.
When we (the average citizen) have been drilled for months by the Centers for Disease Control and White House officials, who recommend that children ages 6 months through 18 years of age receive a vaccination against the H1N1 flu virus, doesn't it seem that there is yet another double standard for those who are setting the mandates? At this time only children with chronic medical conditions are receiving the vaccination because their immune system is not strong enough to fight off the strain. The CDC also says a regular seasonal flu shot does not protect against the virus.
1. It is not available because they are saving the dose for another child that would be deprived?
2. The flu itself does not out weigh the risk of the vaccine itself?
3. We simply do not know so let the rest of the nations children be the guinea pigs?
4. It simply does not work that well?
I believe our leaders who are handsomely paid for their 3 day work week should be the first in line for whatever is being foisted onto the rest of the world.
September 14, 2009 - In an exclusive interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes, President Obama was quoted as saying, “I will make sure that Malia and Sasha get their shot, because one of the things that we are concerned about with H1N1 is that younger people are potentially more vulnerable than seniors.”
President Obama on CBS News
October 8, 2009 – In a press briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, the question was asked about whether or not Obama’s children had received the H1N1 vaccine.
Q: The swine flu?
MR. GIBBS: Yes.
Q: A lot of the people are very afraid of having their children being vaccinated with the shot. I don't know what they -- maybe the President or somebody else can talk again about -- is it safe or not safe, and tell them a little bit more about it, because they're not sure.
MR. GIBBS: Yes, I think it's a good question. Obviously Secretary Sebelius was -- did a round of morning show interviews yesterday to talk about the importance of -- the importance of the vaccine, as it's now becoming available; the danger that H1N1 poses; and hoping that parents will take the time to get their children vaccinated as we head into both the H1N1 and the seasonal flu season.
Q: Have the First Daughters had the shots?
MR. GIBBS: I'll take one more and then I'll go get beaten by Reggie. (Did he just ignore that question?)
Q: Have the First Daughters -- what did they --
MR. GIBBS: They have -- they have not, and I will check on -- we were in the process of doing this – (they have…oops, they have not)
Q: Just before you go – (stupid reporter trying in vain to get a truthful answer out of the Press Secretary)
MR. GIBBS: It's not available to them yet (huh? Not available to the first family, first.), based on their risk, and I'll check on whether or not -- where we are with seasonal flu. (hmmm, daddy didn't mention that)
Briefing By White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
(If you scroll all the way down to almost the end, you will catch the question asked and answered.)
As in the Health Care Legislation, our Government Leaders won't lead by example in being the first to sign up for such a wonderful government run Health Care System, no it seems what is good for you and I is beneath them.
Same applies here, I'll bet that they won't be chomping at the bit to get their flu vaccination.
IT MAKES ME WONDER, HOW ABOUT YOU?