November 1, 2009
What is the world coming to? WHY would detainees at Gitmo get a shot before the US public?? Seems to me the detainees are getting the wrong type of shot here!!! This is just unbelievable.
“Last week, President Obama declared a national emergency because of the H1N1 virus. What had been a matter of concern, was elevated, in the minds of many, to something that is cause for panic. Citizens across the country have spent hours trying to schedule an appointment for a vaccination. Others have waited in long lines in order to get a shot.
Major Diana Haynie, a spokesman for the Joint Task Force at Gitmo, explained the decision this way.
“Detainees at JTF Guantanamo are considered to be at higher risk and therefore they will be offered the H1N1 vaccination.””