NY state health care workers rally against flu shots

Well now … if these workers won’t get a government mandated flu shot … imagine how they will react when the government mandates insurance. Not exactly a Tea Party protest … but the message is clear. Even government workers don’t like government intrusion.

Registered nurse Frank Mannino, 50, was also angry. He said the state regulation violates his personal freedom and civil rights. “And now I will lose my job if I don’t take the regular flu shot or the swine flu shot.” When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, “Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.”

The protest also shook Albany Tuesday. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded freedom of choice. After all, as health care professionals they argue they’re already constantly washing their hands and aren’t likely to transmit or contract the flu.

Here’s a link to the whole video at CBS 2. Below is a clip from yesterday’s broadcast.


My favorite sign … Hmmmm. Where have I seen this before? All libertarians at heart?

State does not own body sign flu

4 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    "When asked if he’s willing to lose his job, Mannino said, 'Absolutely. I will not take it, will not be forced. This is still America.'”


    Officer Wesley Cheeks at Jim Moran's townhall meeting: "“It ain’t no more, okay?”


    Could it be that even the "95%" of Americans that the Democrats think can't understand Congressional legislation are starting to get it?


    2010 can't come soon enough…

  2. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:


    This complements the article I read about a warning letter being sent to health care workers in the UK advising them to reconsider taking the flu shot.  Or, Australia's decision not to give the shot to babies because there are only 100 deaths per year due to regular flu.  Even if there are 100 more deaths from the swine flu – it is believed the odds are greater than having many more than that die from complications from the vaccine.  The vaccine has caused more problems than the flu it is supposed to prevent in  many cases in our past.  Plus, the death count from 1918 is supposed to be from the lack of antibiotics to combat the secondary infections which were the real cause of death.  We now have antibiotics to combat them.  I don't want my great nephews – ages 1 and 3 – to take a chance with their futures by taking the vaccine but I cannot tell their mom what to do.

    • PatRiot
      PatRiot says:

      Carry Australia's thinking to the cervical cancer shots of Gardasil and ________.  The numbers don't warrant immunization.  per http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cervical-cancer-…    10,000 US women get cervical cancer each year.  US populaton 330,000,000.  If half  are women, that would be 165,000,000.  Divide by 10,000 and you get a rate of 1 case for every 16,500 women. 

      Do the math in CT  and find that 100 women out of 1,650,000 in CT   get cervical cancer each year. 

      Most of the cancer is caused by the MANY strains of human papillomavirus (HPV). 

      The vaccine only works against 2 strains of HPV

      Perhaps these numbers will help your daughter see the light.

  3. donh
    donh says:

    Big government knows how to split a rail. You look for a weakness  in the wood grain, place the wedge on a crack , then  pound with sledge hammer. Forcing vaccine on nurses is that vulernable  spot in the log of humanity where the  tip of big brother's wedge can insert itself. Its the point of easiest entry. Once the precident is set  legitimizing forced vaccinations for nurses as a matter of law, the hammer will pound the wedge of government slavery deeper into humanity. Then it will be teachers, transit employees, postal workers, dentists, all the way down to Wallmart greeters.

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