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Posted: 9/16/2009 3:49:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 4:28:19 AM EST by Hendricks5150]
I have been hearing rumors about this swine flu pandemic.

Rumor - The sate troopers are going to set up road blocks on the interstates and do checks for people who have and haven't had the swine flu shot. The ones who haven't gotten the shot will be placed on a bus and sent to a FEMA camp for quarantine. The way they are going to tell the difference between the ones who have and haven't had the shot is by a bracelet with a chip in it so they can scan your bracelet (to keep people from making fake bracelets). [/rumor]

Now, I have also heard that they are giving people encoded bracelets in Boston once a person receives the swine flu shot.

Any idea if there is any truth to this what so ever.

Personally, I wouldn't be surprised if it is true.

............................................................

Edit: The bracelets in Boston are true...


http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2008/11/21/boston_launches_flu_shot_tracking/
Using technology originally developed for mass disasters, Boston disease trackers are embarking on a novel experiment - one of the first in the country - aimed at eventually creating a citywide registry of everyone who has had a flu vaccination.

The resulting vaccination map would allow swift intervention in neighborhoods left vulnerable to the fast-moving respiratory illness.

The trial starts this afternoon, when several hundred people are expected to queue up for immunizations at the headquarters of the Boston Public Health Commission. Each of them will get a bracelet printed with a unique identifier code. Information about the vaccine's recipients, and the shot, will be entered into handheld devices similar to those used by delivery truck drivers.

Infectious disease specialists in Boston and elsewhere predicted that the registry approach could prove even more useful if something more sinister strikes: a bioterrorism attack or the long-feared arrival of a global flu epidemic. In such crises, the registry could be used to track who received a special vaccine or antidote to a deadly germ.

"Anything you can do to better pinpoint who's vaccinated and who's not, that's absolutely vital," said Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy at the University of Minnesota. "I wish more cities were doing this kind of thing."

Boston is believed to be the first city to embrace this particular approach to tracking vaccinations against the seasonal flu, estimated to kill 36,000 people each year in the United States, principally the elderly.

But when Boston bought the monitoring system from a Milwaukee company in 2006, emergency authorities had a far different use in mind: tracking people injured in big fires, plane crashes, or other disasters.

"When there's a large catastrophic event, people end up in a variety of healthcare facilities," said Dr. Anita Barry, Boston's director of communicable disease control. "Of course, their family members and loved ones are trying to find out where they are and how they're doing."

To see how well the system would work, emergency crews tested it at the Boston Marathon and the Fourth of July extravaganza on the Esplanade. The trial proved successful.

"If we can make it work in the Boston Marathon medical tent, then you have to think about making it so that it can work in other environments as well - whether it's a community clinic or a doctor's office or a flu shot clinic," said Rich Serino, chief of Boston Emergency Medical Services. Thus, the idea to use the registry as a flu vaccine tracker was born.

Every autumn in medical offices across the country, flu vaccine floods in. The perishable medical product must be delivered to millions in a matter of months.

Keeping track of that cache of vaccine - and which patients are getting it - is a daunting proposition.

In some medical offices, the information is entered into electronic medical records. At Boston's health department, nurses fill out paper forms.

But there's never been any way to systematically monitor whether, for example, Dorchester has lower vaccination rates than the North End.

"When you're working in one clinic, you don't have a good sense of that," said Dr. Alfred DeMaria, top disease doctor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. "But if you're tracking multiple clinics in real time, you can see where the uptake is better and where it's less, and then focus on outreach."

Today's experiment, which does not require any additional direct spending, is a first step toward that.

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.

The resulting trove of data could be used to figure out why some patients had to wait longer than others to be vaccinated. "When all is said and done," said Jun Davantes, director of product management at EMSystems, the company that makes the technology, "Boston will be able to identify where there are certain bottlenecks in the process and hopefully improve it the next time around."

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.

But acknowledging patients' privacy concerns, officials promised that if a citywide system were implemented, only a limited amount of information would be gathered - all sitting behind an encrypted firewall.

"I have had people say, 'Oh, that's so big brother,' " said Laura Williams, EMS deputy chief of staff. "But in truth, the unique identifier is unique to the incident. It's not like you will go to the hospital, and they'll say, 'You're the one who got the flu vaccine at 10 o'clock yesterday at the Boston Public Health Commission.' "
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:50:03 AM EST
Yep, completely true.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:50:11 AM EST
out of
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:52:59 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:53:18 AM EST
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:54:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


I figured this would happen. Yep, insult the post count. Go ahead.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:56:28 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 3:57:57 AM EST
If you're dumb enough to believe/fear this, then you are dumb enough to allow it to be done to you.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:04:04 AM EST
Again?

My kids went to one a few weeks ago; they said it was fun. You should see the gift bag they hand out when you show up! The spa was really nice but they don't let the kids in there only the adults. I tried to get the wife to go but it was too rich for her tastes.

Anyway, I'd happily go to a FEMA camp any day of the week. However, I've heard the death camps aren't very fun. The only way to get to them is the Denver Airport and I hate flying and the two guys who were at the death camp said the dogs there aren't friendly.

So if you get the chance stop on by the FEMA camp. They have a lot of craft activities for the kids and a nice gift shop.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:05:58 AM EST
It's actually an encoded crystal that goes in the palm of the hand. When it starts flashing............................................RUN!!!!!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:08:52 AM EST
Taggage for the ensuing hilarity of the OP being insulted...........
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:09:11 AM EST
Since over half the population won't get one, you'll have lots of company....including law enforcement, military and medical people.
True? Doubt it...
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:10:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:11:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By Cavalry99:
Taggage for the ensuing hilarity of the OP being insulted...........


Yep, bring it on bitches.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:12:13 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


I figured this would happen. Yep, insult the post count. Go ahead.


It's not the post count he's insulting.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:12:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:12:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By Cavalry99:
Taggage for the ensuing hilarity of the OP being insulted...........


Yep, bring it on bitches.


Blonde chick in American Graffitti " Are You for Real?"

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:13:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 4:14:09 AM EST by Roland3]
wow, i havent even broke 1000 posts in 3 years
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:15:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 4:15:22 AM EST by Hendricks5150]
OP update...

Just boosting my post count

Seriously, check the OP.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:17:00 AM EST
Put the glue bag down and step away from the computer...........
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:17:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 4:19:11 AM EST by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Yep, completely true.

Yup. I send my kids to FEMA camp every summer. They love it
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:17:36 AM EST




This guy has his...
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:19:04 AM EST
Yes, this is absolutely true and has been verified by numerous chain emails. Supporting documentation is lacking, but only because the messages are intercepted. The cover up on this one is massive, and they are trying to keep it out of the public knowledge. The major news networks are all in on it and are assisting in the cover up. Many bloggers have fallen silent after posting about this and the entire blog has disappeared.


Wait a minute, somebody is at the door....
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:22:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By AvengeR15:
Yep, completely true.




Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:25:21 AM EST
pffft..who needs a bracelet when you can have....

future of obamacare

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:25:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


I figured this would happen. Yep, insult the post count. Go ahead.


Good Lord Man! Do you post for a living?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:27:11 AM EST
y'all would shit-talk him if he had a low post count.

y'all are shit-talking him for having a high post count.

Someone in here's breath smells like ass.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:27:12 AM EST


Avenge me!
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:28:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By WolfFox:
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


I figured this would happen. Yep, insult the post count. Go ahead.


Good Lord Man! Do you post for a living?


Unemployment has its advantages.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:28:41 AM EST
FEMA camp rumors are all true, I actually am in the process of training to be a commandant at one of the death detainment camps.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:29:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By alex_all_alone:
y'all would shit-talk him if he had a low post count.

y'all are shit-talking him for having a high post count.

Someone in here's breath smells like ass.


That's why I posted a lot when I first joined. People would call me a troll or ignore my posts because of my low post count. After getting a few thousand posts, I was more "creditable". But now, I have too many posts which makes me "uncreditable" for some reason.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:34:54 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:37:27 AM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By alex_all_alone:
y'all would shit-talk him if he had a low post count.

y'all are shit-talking him for having a high post count.

Someone in here's breath smells like ass.


That's why I posted a lot when I first joined. People would call me a troll or ignore my posts because of my low post count. After getting a few thousand posts, I was more "creditable". But now, I have too many posts which makes me "uncreditable" for some reason.



Because you are trying to be something you are not... you are trying to force street cred if you will, which is earned not bestowed by a post count ticker. A member who has been here for 7 years and has 300 posts to their name will be listened to a great deal... when they have something to say it is worth saying kind of thing. Somebody who just gets here and has no cred and starts talking a big game will be ridiculed. Somebody who runs up their post count will be ridiculed. Just let nature run its course.


Pretty much sums it up
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:40:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:
It's actually an encoded crystal that goes in the palm of the hand. When it starts flashing............................................RUN!!!!!


I heard it was a suppository. And when you enter a deep REM state it will deploy a small radar array out of your anus to give the lizard overlords location and other relevant data to exploit the pathetic and subservient human condition.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:42:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:43:26 AM EST


Well they better find a crisis better than the this strain of H1N1, because it ain't working.
No worse than any other flu season, so far.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:44:10 AM EST
Originally Posted By 0699TeufelHnd:
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By 2005army:
6000 posts in 8 months? Get laid much?


I figured this would happen. Yep, insult the post count. Go ahead.


It's not the post count he's insulting.



Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:46:21 AM EST
Originally Posted By Roland3:
wow, i havent even broke 1000 posts in 3 years


In 133 years, I'll have 6000 posts.







What? I'm busy getting laid.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 4:46:57 AM EST
This low post count, high post count bullshit is the equivalent of crying racism/class warfare on everything. It's a divisive tool, nothing more and nothing less. You get what you deserve; it's called life...deal with it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:00:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:04:26 AM EST
Lol braclet with chip would be automatic pmag cover removal for me.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:04:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 5:05:11 AM EST by glklvr]
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
I have been hearing rumors about this swine flu pandemic.

Rumor - The sate troopers are going to set up road blocks on the interstates and do checks for people who have and haven't had the swine flu shot. The ones who haven't gotten the shot will be placed on a bus and sent to a FEMA camp for quarantine. [/rumor]



Okaaaayyy then......

Trooper: YOU! Citizen! Have you had your swine flu shot?
Citizen: Why, yes I have! Thank you for ensuring the continuity of society!
Trooper: Have a nice day, citizen!
Citizen: Heil Obama!......sucka...

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:05:55 AM EST
Where's the "Aw Jeez niot this shit again" pic?
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:11:54 AM EST



HOLY SHIT!!
That picture is great!

I was having a bad morning till I read the OPs post, some of this shit just cracks me up. Are people really that simple? Oh, wait, obama did get elected didn't he.
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:17:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2009 5:17:46 AM EST by SGB]
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:29:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By wgjhsafT:
Again?

My kids went to one a few weeks ago; they said it was fun. You should see the gift bag they hand out when you show up! The spa was really nice but they don't let the kids in there only the adults. I tried to get the wife to go but it was too rich for her tastes.

Anyway, I'd happily go to a FEMA camp any day of the week. However, I've heard the death camps aren't very fun. The only way to get to them is the Denver Airport and I hate flying and the two guys who were at the death camp said the dogs there aren't friendly.

So if you get the chance stop on by the FEMA camp. They have a lot of craft activities for the kids and a nice gift shop.


Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:32:41 AM EST
Fuck them and their vaccine.

They'll never take me alive.

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:33:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:34:40 AM EST
sweet, sweet tinfoil
Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:38:23 AM EST


Freaked me out ,

Link Posted: 9/16/2009 5:47:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
Originally Posted By Hendricks5150:
Originally Posted By alex_all_alone:
y'all would shit-talk him if he had a low post count.

y'all are shit-talking him for having a high post count.

Someone in here's breath smells like ass.


That's why I posted a lot when I first joined. People would call me a troll or ignore my posts because of my low post count. After getting a few thousand posts, I was more "creditable". But now, I have too many posts which makes me "uncreditable" for some reason.



Because you are trying to be something you are not... you are trying to force street cred if you will, which is earned not bestowed by a post count ticker. A member who has been here for 7 years and has 300 posts to their name will be listened to a great deal... when they have something to say it is worth saying kind of thing. Somebody who just gets here and has no cred and starts talking a big game will be ridiculed. Somebody who runs up their post count will be ridiculed. Just let nature run its course.


How is anyone creditable by your standards?
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