The emergence of the Swine Flu and the resulting vaccine has sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive. One doesn’t have to look very hard to find fringe groups who sincerely believe that the H1N1 virus is a “bioterrorism attack by the New World Order” and that the vaccine itself is a “eugenics weapon” aimed at reducing the world’s population. As evidence of their theories, they point to the fact that President Obama refuses to have his own children vaccinated against the virus.
Those conspiracy theorists will now have to look elsewhere for their proof as the White House has announced that Sasha and Malia Obama received the H1N1 vaccine last week.
While that should shut the conspiracy theorists up for a while, something tells me it won’t. The same article on the White House Blog confirms that while the First Daughters were vaccinated against H1N1, the President and his wife were not. They received only the seasonal flu vaccine. Of course, the President and First Lady are not in the priority groups for the vaccine as identified the by CDC – those under the age of 24, pregnant women and people with underlying conditions. But a good conspiracy theorist never lets the facts get in the way.