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August 14, 2009


Sun Journal, Paris, ME - Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School will be the site of a National Guard riot control drill to prepare in the event of a panic over distribution of serum to treat the swine flu. The school on Route 26 at the Paris-Norway town line has been designated by state officials as a distribution site for the H1N1 flu vaccine. The drill is to prepare for a worst-case scenario should the serum have to be transported from Augusta and people rush to get it. On Thursday morning, four or five National Guard Humvees will travel from Augusta to Paris with vials of fake serum. The National Guardsmen will take on the roles of panicked citizens and military police and practice what they would do, such as using tear gas, in the case of a riot. . . Plans were developed in April to have vials of serum sent from the federal government to Augusta, Parker said. From Augusta, the supplies will be transported to designated distribution centers. During the April conference, concerns were raised about a possible out-of-control rush on the serum, Parker said. Because of that concern, Gov. John Baldacci and Gen. John Libby, adjutant general of the Maine National Guard, agreed that a plan should be devised to quell such a disturbance. . .


Anonymous PJ said...

You can have my dose of whatever rat poison they'll put in those syringes. I wouldn't take that vaccination for a billion dollars, and they'll have to kill me before they can shoot it into my veins. Has everyone forgot the damage that was done to so many people's health by the bad vaccine given in the seventies for a supposed flu epidemic that never materialized??

August 14, 2009 11:04 AM  
Anonymous Mairead said...

Which is why I won't be getting the jab this time either.

August 14, 2009 2:45 PM  

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