Manitoba Indians Ask for Help With Possible Flu Outbreak– Canadian Government Sends Body Bags

The body bags were included with a shipment of hand sanitizer.
If the hand sanitizer doesn’t help at least you have bags in stock.
The indian tribe said they found the action by Canadian health officials offensive.
The Age reported:

Health officials ordered an investigation on Thursday into why the Canadian government sent body bags to an Aboriginal reserve in Manitoba after community leaders requested assistance to deal with an expected outbreak of swine flu.

The body bags were sent this week to a remote northern reserve that was hard hit by swine flu last spring. The bags were in a shipment of hand sanitisers and face masks.

Canadian Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said she found the action by Health Canada insensitive and offensive.

“As minister of health and as an Aboriginal, I am offended,” Aglukkaq said in a statement Thursday.

“To all who took offence at what occurred, I want to say that I share your concern and I pledge to get to the bottom of it.”

Hat Tip Ken Solomon

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