Saturday, October 8, 2022

OOPS: National Guard Gives Service Members COVID-19 Vaccine Instead of Influenza Shot; Poll: Public Health Officials Were Unprepared for COVID-19 Outbreak, and other C-Virus related stories

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National Guard Gives Service Members COVID-19 Vaccine Instead of Influenza Shot:
The National Guard administered the COVID-19 vaccine to multiple service members who were lined up for the influenza vaccine, including a member who objected to the COVID-19 vaccine on religious grounds, according to officials and one of the members.
The incident took place in late 2021.
During a vaccination clinic where both flu and COVID-19 vaccines were being administered, “three service members were accidently given a COVID vaccine,” Maj. Carl Lamb, a spokesman for the Maine National Guard, told The Epoch Times in an email.
Mathew Bouchard, who is no longer with the Guard, has identified himself as one of the members.
Bouchard said he was ordered to receive an annual flu vaccine and went to the clinic to get that vaccine. He verified his name, date of birth, and part of his social security number, and told officials at the clinic he was there for the flu vaccine. But he was injected with a dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine, officials told him.
“‘You know how you went in for the flu shot? Well, that wasn’t a flu shot. That was a COVID-19 vaccine,'” Bouchard told The Epoch Times, recounting the meeting with superiors.
“I think, in my mind, at that point, it was like, I completely didn’t know if I trusted any people in the military,” he added. --->READ MORE HERE
Public health officials were unprepared for COVID-19 outbreak:
People have mixed views on how public health officials handled the nation's response to the COVID-19 outbreak but tend to agree across party lines that the United States was "unprepared" for a pandemic.
A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center from Sept. 13-18 with 10,588 surveyed adults found respondents were split almost evenly on whether they thought the nation's preparation for outbreaks such as COVID-19 was effective enough.
Forty-nine percent of respondents thought that public health officials, such as those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, were unprepared for the outbreak, compared to 51% of people who believe the CDC did an "excellent or good job communicating with the public" about COVID-19.
Looking across party lines, 47% of Republicans and 46% of Democrats say U.S. public health officials were unprepared to handle the pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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