Barack Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency But Does Not Vaccinate his own Daughters


Barack Obama: The do as I say, not as I do President.

President Barack Obama has declared that swine flu is a national emergency in the United States. However, Obama has not vaccinated his own two daughters. So how exactly does a President declare a national emergency and not vaccinate his own children?

The declaration, signed Friday night and announced Saturday, comes with the disease more prevalent than ever in the country and production delays undercutting the government’s initial, optimistic estimates that as many as 120 million doses of the vaccine could be available by mid-October.

Health authorities say more than 1,000 people in the United States, including almost 100 children, have died from the strain of flu known as H1N1, and 46 states have widespread flu activity.

With so many parents fearful of giving their children the new swine flu vaccine and the possible side effects, one would think that “The One” would provide leadership and comfort to American families by having his own children be vaccinated. As Weasel Zippers states, “if GWB were in the WH, reporters would be screaming for the Bush family to get vaccinated on live TV to prove that the vaccines are safe” even though the Bush twins are hardly children. Wouldn’t this be a teachable moment for Obama and a chance to actually lead and put the American parents minds at ease? One would think. However, once again Obama has blown it.


The BS from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was that the vaccine is not available to them based on their risk. Whatcha talkin bout Willis? Interestingly enough, the  Centers for Disease Control recommend that children ages 6 months through 18 years of age receive a vaccination against the H1N1 flu virus.

  • All people from 6 months through 24 years of age
  • Children from 6 months through 18 years of age because cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza have been seen in children who are in close contact with each other in school and day care settings, which increases the likelihood of disease spread, and
  • Young adults 19 through 24 years of age because many cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza have been seen in these healthy young adults and they often live, work, and study in close proximity, and they are a frequently mobile population; and,

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Friday that the flu was spreading widely in at least 46 states and had already caused the hospitalization of at least 20,000 Americans.

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  • Comments

    28 Responses to “Barack Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency But Does Not Vaccinate his own Daughters”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on October 25th, 2009 4:26 pm

      Of course Barry is not going to have his daughters take the flu shot. This is another manufactured crises to control the people. Most of the cases of flu are not H1N1, but are the common everyday flu.

    2. bob on October 25th, 2009 4:28 pm

      I live in a city with 10 million people and I haven’t heard of anyone with the flu. H1N1–another bio-enginerred disease. Maybe the shot will save us… People should read “Murder by Injection” by Eustace Mullins.

    3. megamooo on October 25th, 2009 9:20 pm

      All those I know who have had these flu shots DID get the flu. I feel safer taking vitamins and eating healthy than I do taking our governments’s advice on these vaccines…

    4. Carpe on October 25th, 2009 9:38 pm

      Baxter International: The ones charged with creating us a vaccine that we can believe in.

      Remember: No legal recourse.
      Baxter: Product contained live bird flu virus

      By Helen Branswell, THE CANADIAN PRESS

      Last Updated: 27th February 2009, 3:26pm

      The company that released contaminated flu virus material from a plant in Austria confirmed Friday that the experimental product contained live H5N1 avian flu viruses.

      And an official of the World Health Organization’s European operation said the body is closely monitoring the investigation into the events that took place at Baxter International’s research facility in Orth-Donau, Austria.

      “At this juncture we are confident in saying that public health and occupational risk is minimal at present,” medical officer Roberta Andraghetti said from Copenhagen, Denmark.

      **** Yeah, confidence exudes from their pores.
      **** AT PRESENT all looks good, tomorrow we might
      be in a whale of a dookie, check back later

      “But what remains unanswered are the circumstances surrounding the incident in the Baxter facility in Orth-Donau.”

      The contaminated product, a mix of H3N2 seasonal flu viruses and unlabelled H5N1 viruses, was supplied to an Austrian research company. The Austrian firm, Avir Green Hills Biotechnology, then sent portions of it to sub-contractors in the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Germany.

      The contamination incident, which is being investigated by the four European countries, came to light when the subcontractor in the Czech Republic inoculated ferrets with the product and they died. Ferrets shouldn’t die from exposure to human H3N2 flu viruses.

      Public health authorities concerned about what has been described as a “serious error” on Baxter’s part have assumed the death of the ferrets meant the H5N1 virus in the product was live. But the company, Baxter International Inc., has been parsimonious about the amount of information it has released about the event.

      Doctor, two shots please… one for my mother-in-law and the other for my ferret. If all goes well,
      I will see you in about 2 weeks.

    5. on October 25th, 2009 10:54 pm

      That seems to be an old story Carpe so not sure how applicable it is or if the contamination was discovered and rectified.

      Obama may be correct about the vaccines not being available (yet) to his daughters. This is indeed a line of succession as to who may have it because supposedly the supplies are way under what was promised by this time. Right now, prisoners with illnesses (at least in Maryland), pregnant women and high risk people in a certain age group are first in line.

      For all those that laughed at the thought of “death panels” under government run health control, I want them to note that seniors are LAST in line for the H1N1 vaccine.

      It’s important to note that indeed the supplies are low (Obama’s Katrina?) because the lab has not produced as promised and IMHO this makes the vaccine even more dangerous since we know the doses are being rushed out of the lab. Carpe is right about the no liability aspect.

      Ask yourself who would be more careful (take expensive precautions to ensure no contamination for example) in producing a medicine they produced – a lab with liability or one without liability? And remember, the faster you get it out there (skip some testing?), the more money you rake in.

    6. Carpe on October 26th, 2009 12:01 am

      Parents infuriated over wait for swine flu vaccine


      Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

      Saturday, October 24, 2009

      When pediatrician Tommy Schechtman ran a weekend swine flu vaccination clinic recently, he was forced to deliver bad news to many parents.

      Children who got the seasonal flu nasal mist at schools and in his office had to wait another 28 days before taking the swine flu nasal vaccine, all he had at the time. Swine flu

      The children had been vaccinated against a flu strain that was not circulating, rendering them unable to be vaccinated against the strain that actually threatened them.

      Some parents screamed at him.

      “‘You gave my child the seasonal flu mist and now my child is not eligible to get H1N1?’” Schechtman said. “They are upset.”

      I know it is wrong to laugh at another’s expense… but I just couldn’t help it.

      Especially the line:

      “My child is not eligible for H1N1?”

      Doctor to mother:

      Of course he is, he breathes right? Hold on and
      I’ll go get the needle.

      Oh brother, what a world. What a world!

    7. Greg the Mongoose on October 26th, 2009 7:26 am

      When I skipped my flu shot I get the flu. Do I trust our government. NO! So I will probably not get the shot this year.
      Hope I survive the H1N1?
      Just give me the magic pill.

    8. super dave on October 26th, 2009 7:28 am


    9. super dave on October 26th, 2009 7:51 am

      never ever trust the Obama government. he doesn’t take his flu vaccine , nor does he want the healthcare plan he is pushing for.
      neither are good enough for him and that being the case, it’s not good enough for me.
      this is the most untrustworthy government to date.

    10. Jack Hammer on October 26th, 2009 8:20 am

      Super Dave, you are a little less important than the President.

    11. Serenity on October 26th, 2009 8:59 am

      wow thats crazy

    12. super dave on October 26th, 2009 9:46 am

      LITTLE JACKIE OBAMA: your boy works for me and we the people. also, we the people are a great deal more important than you or your boy since you work toward the destruction of our country.
      word is he had the swine flu manufactured himself.

    13. RAPTOR JESUS on October 26th, 2009 10:55 am


    14. TheOldWorld on October 26th, 2009 1:05 pm

      Some of you americans are so funny. Scared monkeys indeed. Never seen a website title that ironical. You jump around screaming. Its like a scene from the zoo. 80% here contradict themselves in their own posts. Get an education. Get some knowledge. Read. Think. Then… maybe… talk.
      Maybe we over here are a little slower. We think and need evidence before we shoot a country for instance, but we have brought most of the issues you are screaming incoherently about behind us years ago. And we are still there. Relax. Enjoy the fact that you have not elected a spoilt child gone golfin’… this time. But someone with a brain. It may be scary. But maybe thats a good thing.

    15. on October 26th, 2009 2:47 pm

      Heard on the radio this morning that hospitals and health care providers are under orders to report all flu cases as if they were Swine Flu. A gentleman called into Glenn Beck this morning and told of a case where his daughter was rushed to the hospital. She was found to have the flu but not H1N1 according to testing but the health care provider told him that all cases were reported to the US Government the same – as if it were H1N1. Beck confirmed that he has had other reports of the same thing.

      In other words, the O administration is once again taking advantage by declaring a crisis where there may not be one. Many physicians are recommended their patients simply get the seasonal flu shot which provides “some” protection against H1N1 and the vaccine has actually been tested!

    16. Jack Hammer on October 26th, 2009 3:19 pm

      Super Dave and his wonderful comments. He sounds so smart. That must be why he works two jobs to make ends meet. He does not have any education, therefore he can’t get just one good paying job. Stay classy Dave.

    17. super dave on October 26th, 2009 4:08 pm

      HEY JACKOFF : i work two jobs to have my new house, harley, boat, anything else i want and to support worthless chickendick obama boys like you who wait for their monthly checks and drag on society like you are still dragging on your mama’s tits.
      she told me you need to grow up and stop being a little obama bitch always wearing her thongs and bras.she said you reminded her of michael jackson except you were darker.

    18. super dave on October 26th, 2009 4:12 pm

      old world: OBAMA HAS A BRAIN ? AMAZING ! i see you are on the mushroom juice too. get a job !

    19. Carpe on October 26th, 2009 4:13 pm


      “80% here contradict themselves in their own posts.”

      “Enjoy the fact that you have not elected a spoilt child gone golfin’… this time. But someone with a brain.”

      According to a Politico article, CBS’ Mark Knoller, an unofficial documentarian and statistician of White House related things, tweeted this morning, “Today – Obama ties Pres. Bush in the number of rounds of golf played in office: 24. Took Bush 2 yrs & 10 months.”

      I can usually tell it is all going to go right
      in the toilet… when a bomb thrower starts out
      a post like this:

      “Some of you americans are so funny.”

      …but then they have to go and screw things up
      and type things I actually agree with, like this for instance:

      “Maybe we over here are a little slower.”

    20. Miklo on October 26th, 2009 8:32 pm

      The Princesses are not susceptible.

      H1N1 is a manufactured virus designed to control the peasantry,

      not the aristocracy.

    21. super dave on October 27th, 2009 10:19 am

      at least they admit that they are a “little slower “

    22. Teresa on October 27th, 2009 12:07 pm

      Bo Bo is the swine!

    23. super dave on October 27th, 2009 3:53 pm

      i believe the slacker has already golfed as much as GWB did in 8 years. and goes on vacation at least once a month

    24. Daiichi on October 29th, 2009 2:11 am

      Y’all are really conspiracy wackos. About 44 hours ago, it was announced that Obama did get his daughters inoculated but only after the vaccine was released to the general public. Ordinarily, I don’t think much of our new President, but in this case I applaud him; he didn’t try to use his presidential powers to give his daughters preference over mine.

      Barack and Michelle also announced they intend on taking the vaccine themselves but ONLY when it is released for their category. Again, a very moral and ethical thing for them to do.
      SM: Applaud him for what? His job is to alleviate fear, not make it worse. Oh and BTW, if GWB was in office does everyone not think that the MSM would be creaming from the rafters as to the lack of supply of vaccine? Obama has played chicken Little with swine flu and there is not enough of the vaccine.

      An honest MSM would compare lack of supply of a govt promised vaccine to Hurricane Katrina and the delays in providing aid. An honest media that is.

    25. renee on November 5th, 2009 10:58 pm

      whos to say they get fake vacs. to trick the people once again. it will happen and they will believe.

    26. renee on November 5th, 2009 10:59 pm

      obama and family that is.

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    28. Cathy Shey on April 20th, 2010 3:12 am

      We should be thankful that the swine flu did not spread very rapidly. it is not very deadly like Ebola but swine flu can still kill you.

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