Monday, June 15, 2009
Swine-Flu Contaminated Church-goers deliberately ignore warnings
Health Officials in Christchurch, had their pleas, deliberately ignored yesterday.
Rather than stay at home, in isolation, some of the small number of confirmed local carriers, amongst the Samoan community, choose instead, to attend Church.
This utter contempt, for the community as a whole, amongst some religious attendees, also looks to be an on-going issue.
As the Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Alistair Humphrey, frames it “members of the community had a stronger desire to attend church, when they were feeling unwell”.
With this naive mind-set pervading parishioners, surely it was in the greater communities benefit as a whole, to simply close- down the ‘unnamed’ Church in question, until it was cleared?
Let’s not forget class attendance by a relative of one of these parishioners, resulted in the same authorities closing a class at Burnside High School.
So whilst the Canterbury Health Department feels it is compelled to act in a draconian fashion, when it comes to schools – it is reluctant to tackle exactly the same issue, of mass-contamination, in a religious setting.
Rather than up-set a small number of ignorant carriers of swine flu, who believe in Gods power to heal over that of modern medicine, the local Health Authorities, are happy putting at risk the health and economy of the entire population.
Like the school-class at Burnside High, the Samoan Church currently floating health warnings, should also be closed.