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Is this messed up or what?

Health Canada shipped dozens of body bags to aboriginal communities in Manitoba that have been hit hard by swine flu.
"If this is preparedness, they're sending the wrong message to our communities. Who would do such a thing?" Grand Chief David

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090916/flu_bodybags_090916/20090916?hub=TopStories

That is so messed up!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:10 PM on Sep. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (11)
  • Well.....it sounds cruel and all but...I guess they figure there's a need so they better get in gear. It's better to be prepared than to worry about peoples feelings in any serious situation.
    KellyGirl_TX

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 7:27 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Oooohhh!! I hope we can get some of that Canadian style healthcare!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • What, no Tamiflu?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • It's better to be prepared than to worry about peoples feelings
    _________
    How is that being prepared? They have been asking for medical equipment and flu kits not BODY BAGS!

    Dr. Carolyn Bennett said in a news release. "Instead of flu-kits, instead of preparing and planning to get the vaccine on time - instead of planning to save lives - they spent their time planning on how to deal with the deaths."
    -OP-
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • That is disgusting. They should be sending the requested medical supplies needed to TREAT the illness, not body bags to pack up those who might die since they don't have medical supplies.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 7:57 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • I can see why they would send body bags. Not everyone is going to get cured even with the most extensive medicine, so body bags would be a good thing to keep up with infection control. I'm pretty sure everyone is hoping that they will not be needed. Anyways, this article really sounds like media sensationalism.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:19 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • this article really sounds like media sensationalism
    _________
    How so? It was reported by a Canadian local channel not on MSNBC not by FOX not CNN.
    -OP-
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:30 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • OP If you would have read all the articles surrounding this issue you would have found that there was a very plausible answer for the shipment, quote "Health Canada said the body bags were part of a routine shipment to re-stock supplies, which included hand sanitizers and face masks."

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20090919/aglukkaq_flu_090919/20090919?hub=TopStories
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • Anon 54 if you read the article you would see they asked for flu kits and medical equipment. NOT BODY BAGS! Obviously if they thought their supply of body bags were low wouldn't they request it?

    Shawn Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, said the issue speaks to a larger communication problem between health authorities and at-risk aboriginal communities.

    "This is an important national initiative," Atleo said. "This protocol is about reflecting the fact that we need action on the ground right now."

    -OP-
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

  • My goodness OP you are trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.
    lori232

    Answer by lori232 at 10:13 PM on Sep. 19, 2009

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