Thursday, September 17, 2009

wait, these body bags are magical H1N1 fighting bags?!

in june we commented on the fact that health canada didn't want to send alcohol based hand sanitizers to native communities in canada, despite many of the communities lack of clean/running water(which is essential for hand-washing, a major weapon in the arsenal against H1N1):

"so health canada is all like, we know, it's all about hand sanitizers for these communities. presumably this is a good idea(forgetting just for a second that these communities don't have basic infrastructures which are actually human rights) except they forgot to factor in one tiny little thing: racism.

'shit bitch', health canada is saying,'we can't send ALCOHOL-based hand sanitizers into reserves because those people are going to DRINK it.'"

well health canada has truly outdone themselves this time.

aboriginal leaders in manitoba are reporting that two of their communities received a shipment of hand sanitizers, facemasks, and BODY BAGS.

body bags!!

grand chief david harper stated:

"i make a plea to the people of canada to work with us to ensure the lowest fatalities from this monster virus. don't send us body bags. help us organize; send us medicine."

chief jerry knott of wasagamack also said:

"we had asked for funding so we can get organized and to ensure medicines, hand sanitizers and other preventative kits were in place but, instead, we are shocked to receive the body bags"

i have a better question: did health canada send the body bags with the hand sanitizer so that when the people in these communities drink themselves to death with hand sanitizer they have the bags on hand? is this their logic?

health canada, the blatant racism probably doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in your to manage a flu pandemic in this country.

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