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PCAST: Swine flu may kill 30 to 90 thousand

Turns out the head honcho of PCAST and OSTP is none other than John Holdren, AKA the Science Czar.

The flu may hospitalize 1.8 million patients in the U.S. this year, filling intensive care units to capacity and causing “severe disruptions” during a fall resurgence, scientific advisers to the White House warned. Swine flu, also known as H1N1, may infect as much as half of the population and kill 30,000 to 90,000 people, double the deaths caused by the typical seasonal flu, according to the planning scenario issued yesterday by the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology. (PCAST)  [30,000 to 90,000 – left themselves just a tad of wiggle room there, didn’t they?]

I read this today and just out of curiosity I decided to check into who the sientific advisers to the White House actually were and who is in charge of the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology.

Turns out the head honcho of PCAST and OSTP is none other than John Holdren, AKA the Science Czar.  And so if anybody thought that maybe he was just a figurehead and not really advising the president, this should put those thoughts to rest.

John Holdren is serving as co-chair of PCAST in addition to his duties as Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

It’s under the great seal of the Executive Office of the President. (Executive office of the president? Is this seal new?  I don’t remember seeing it before. Reminds me of this seal that came out during the campaign)

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A 1973 book co-authored by Holdren includes passages about the human development and population controls, such as:

“The fetus, given the opportunity to develop properly before birth, and given the essential early socializing experiences and sufficient nourishing food during the crucial early years after birth, will ultimately develop into a human being.”

“Human beings cling jealously to their prerogative to reproduce as they please — and they please to make each new generation larger than the last — yet endless multiplication on a finite planet is impossible.”

He also has some other unusual views as giving trees and animals standing in a court of law.

Actions come from beliefs and it is more than a little telling as to who is advising the president with regard to these important matters.

See Previous Post on “Who will get the flu vaccine.”

See details on PCAST and OSTP.

See Eugenics and John Holdren the science czar.

And The deafening MSM silence

See news report on swine flu.

Posted:  08.24.09

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Who gets the swine flu vaccine? Seniors get left-overs if there are any

Let the rationing begin:

Jul 29, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – The top US advisory panel on immunizations recommended today that groups totaling up to 159 million people be targeted for vaccination against the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus but that a narrower population of about 41 million have priority if initial supplies are short.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) picked five target groups for initial immunization because of their increased risk of H1N1 infection or complications or their contact with vulnerable people:

  • Pregnant women
  • Household contacts of babies under 6 months of age
  • Healthcare and emergency medical services (EMS) workers
  • Children and young people aged 6 months through 24 years
  • People between 25 and 64 years who have chronic medical conditions

But if the demand for vaccine outstrips supplies, said Dr.Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the five groups would be as follows:

  • Pregnant women
  • Healthcare and EMS workers who have direct contact with patients or infectious substances
  • Household contacts of babies younger than 6 months
  • Children aged 6 months through 4 years
  • Children and adolescents from 5 through 18 years who have risk factors for flu complications

Healthy people between the ages of 25 and 64 can be immunized after the demand from the target groups has been met, said the committee, which advises the CDC. Because people 65 and older seem to have a lower risk of H1N1 infection than younger people, they can be vaccinated as supplies permit and other groups are served, the panel advised.

[Think about this.  It does not look good for the adult population and even worse for ages 65 plus, who essentially won’t be considered until the entire population has been vaccinated.  Even under the first scenaro, 65 plus are not allowed the vaccine.  It does not bode well for babies under 6 months old either.  It appears they have used the Complete Lives System advocated by Presidential Advisor and brother of Rahm, Dr. Ezekiel Emanual.]


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Now let’s see, Peter Singer equation as follows:

“If a teenager can be expected to live another 70 years, saving her life counts as a gain of 70 life-years, whereas if a person of 85 can be expected to live another 5 years, then saving the 85-year-old will count as a gain of only 5 life-years. That suggests that saving one teenager is equivalent to saving 14 85-year-olds.”

Excerpt from Why We Must Ration Health Care by Peter Singer published NYT.com on July 15, 2009.

See previous post What Price is Life? Peter Singer and Obamacare.

Related links:

http://cbs5.com/health/cdc.thomas.frieden.2.1010328.html

http://pundita.blogspot.com/2009/05/h1n1swine-flu-have-cdc-and-dr-thomas.html

Posted: 07.30.09

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