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Health Red Alert: Swine Flu this fall

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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects the flu pandemic to kill hundreds of thousands of people this fall.

"The number of potential deaths is much higher than that usually seen in seasonal flu, which kills an estimated 36,000 Americans a year, and is even higher than the nation’s most recent pandemic," reported the Los Angeles Times on July 25. "The 1957 pandemic of Asian flu killed 70,000. The 1918 Spanish Flu claimed between 500,000 to 675,000 lives in the United States."

What’s not being reported, however, is that state officials in Austin were told in meetings with CDC officials recently that our nation’s health pandemic level had reached the very top - a Level 6 designation, which means and allows state and local authorities to institute mandatory vaccinations and prepare for the worst.

Some states, such as Indiana, have been asked publicly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to prepare for "mass graves" should any outbreak occur in neighboring states because of the flu pandemic or further economic erosion.

Texas’ new state regulations for vaccines for schoolchildren are being adopted in the form of policies at the school board level.

Parents can obtain exemption forms for the vaccines at: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/docs/faq_exemption.pdf.

There are plans being implemented now that we must warn the citizens about. We must prepare.

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Nelson Propane

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