In an email message sent to Obama Conspiracy Theories, Orly Taitz has done, in my mind, the most dangerous and monumentally irresponsible thing so far, trying to tangle up the national response to the swine flu threat in her obsessive fantasies about President Obama. She concluded her letter:
I think we should not be taking those shots [swine flu immunizations], we should not allow our children to be immunized with those shots, there has to be a serious criminal investigation by the military into the epidemiology of those cases at the 29th Palms Marine base, which is also a known FEMA camp.
She cites what is generally considered an overreaction to the swine flu threat in 1976 (where I was a clinic manager in one of the mass immunization clinics, and Orly was still in the Soviet Union). The public health community takes into account the 1976 experience when formulating its recommendations. If the professionals of the CDC recommend vaccinations, then you can be assured that these recommendations are the best that anybody has. Parents would be playing with their childrens’ lives by taking the premature, inexpert, politically motivated recommendations of a raving lunatic dentist instead of the real professionals who make the study of epidemiology and the risks and benefits of vaccination their life’s work.
For responsible and professional information about Swine Flu, please see the new Influenza information link here.