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Obama Declares Swine Flu A National Emergency; Economic impacts coming

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Executive Order 12919: “National Emergency”

Should President Obama proclaim and put into effect Executive Order 12919, “the President would put the United States under total Martial Law and Military Dictatorship.” [2]

“The President need not wait for some emergency to occur, however. He can declare a National Emergency at any time, and freeze everything. Congress, and the States, are powerless to prevent such an Executive Dictatorship, as long as the President advises Congress in a timely matter.” [3]

What will the effects of this be on world markets?

The whole economy of the United States could be drastically affected by this declaration of national emergency, and could force many federal and public service workers to received forced vaccinations to be required to stay home which would severely impact governmental function. Also, and more importantly, many private sector workers — if they caught the flu or were affected by the coming forced vaccinations — could be forced to stay home or be quarantined.

Obama Declares Swine Flu A National Emergency
by The Associated Press

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation declaring 2009 H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, the White House said on Saturday.

The proclamation, which Obama signed on Friday night, will make it easier for U.S. medical facilities to handle a surge in flu patients by allowing the waiver of some requirements of Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health insurance programs as needed, the White House said in a statement.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that H1N1 swine flu has become widespread in 46 of the 50 U.S. states, a level comparable to the peak of ordinary flu seasons but far earlier and with more waves of infection expected.

The White House statement said the declaration was intended to prepare the country in case of “a rapid increase in illness that may overburden health care resources” and was similar to disaster declarations issued before hurricanes hit coastal areas.

Seasonal flu normally peaks sometime between late November and early March.

Swine flu has hit young adults and children the hardest, while seasonal flu normally is more dangerous for people over age 65. H1N1 has killed more than 1,000 Americans and put more than 20,000 in the hospital in the United States since it emerged earlier this year, the CDC said. But health officials are quick to note that the actual number of cases cannot be measured.

Source from NPR News

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