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House Proceeding 05-05-09 on May 5th, 2009 :: 4:49:20 to 4:51:45
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Phil Gingrey

4:49:20 to 4:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: speaker, called a syndrome. i don't know who guillon was, but maybe dr. broun will tell bus that. named after, i'm sure, some very famous not american physicians. but this syndrome is a paralysis

Phil Gingrey

4:49:20 to 4:51:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Phil Gingrey

4:49:41 to 4:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: that occurs and it literally causes paralysis from the down and these people couldn't survive back in 1918, certainly, but even today, without the aid of a respirator. the good us in is this condition usually goes away and they recover full function but it can

Phil Gingrey

4:50:02 to 4:50:22( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: take as long as a year and some of these patients spend most of that year in a hospital, away from their families, away from their jobs, and many months on respirator so they can even breathe. so this complication, madam speaker, from these vaccinations that

Phil Gingrey

4:50:23 to 4:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: were developed back in 1976 to treat this very similar virus that we're facin and so, what happened is quickly the vaccination program and then you have, say, well, was that $135 million well i think, maybe, in retrospect,

Phil Gingrey

4:50:45 to 4:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: but you have to be careful about saying, well, you know, don't do this, or don't do that, looks like this is not going to be a very serious flu, the not going to be even, madam speaker, as there's just going to be a few people sick in a few states and maybe other countries as well,

Phil Gingrey

4:51:06 to 4:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: but it's not going to be a pandemic and maybe if we have the money available to produce a vaccine in mass quantities, the decision very well could be not to do that. and then we'll be able to return some of that mone of that money, to the taxpayer. they will be able to spend it on something that's equally as

Phil Gingrey

4:51:27 to 4:51:46( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: important or maybe even more important. but that's subject for debate and i realize that you have to be very careful about saying that we don't need to do anything because clearly we do and i think we're doing a lot. . at this point i

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