Flu Hysteria, Mandatory

One Might Be a Better American by Getting Vaccinated for the Flu

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I’ve read a lot of garbage in my time, but Ken Newton of News Press Now might be taking the proverbial cake after this read. In his recent article which resides under his column, which is title, “Newton’s Law,” he compares getting flu shots to flying in planes and apparently, food service workers washing their hands. But most of all, Mr. Newton feels that being an American means getting a flu shot.

He calls it an “act of good citizenship” and writes “one might be a better American by getting vaccinated for the flu than casting a vote in an election.”

Ken says he doesn’t know anything about aerodynamics, but he “still gets on a plane from time to time.” Well Ken, here’s the thing, my friend: That’s not why you fly. You fly because airplane crashes are rare. How many people do you know that have actually died from the flu? My guess is none to maybe, say, none. Probably the same amount of people that you have known to die in a plane crash. But then, what’s the difference between the two? The difference is public shaming. Your article is intended to be a good follower of Pharmaceutical protocol and shame those who don’t share your sentiment. Try being afraid to fly, see who shames your feelings over that matter: I will guess none. As irrational as that decision would be, you’d hear not a word about it. The same can’t be said for flu vaccines, mostly due to idiocy such as yours.

You can take your flu shot. You can do so waving an American flag and somehow consider yourself the same level as our veterans who actually fought for our country. You can do that. I won’t say a word. Because your freedom to do so is actually what being an American is all about. Your article is more supportive of anti-American ideology. You’re an oppressor.

Some claim getting a flu shot amounts to an act of good citizenship. By safeguarding one’s own body against bugs, it ripples through layer upon layer of kinfolk, friends, co-workers, acquaintances and others whose space you share.

As keyed up as this sounds, one might be a better American by getting vaccinated for the flu than casting a vote in an election.

You, my friend, are ridiculous.