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One Flu Over The Cuckoo's Nest

The government spent $3 bil trying to immunize the country against Swine Flu.  The "pandemic" resulted in some really hilarious stuff, like the infamous Craig's List post of a woman offering to trade some of her H1N1 vaccine for Dave Matthews tickets (all except the shot for the oldest kid, since he'd be the babysitter.  That's some goooooooood family values there).

Now, there is so much vaccine left over and no one is really taking it, it's looking like the surplus is going to end up as medical waste.

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ying_ko_4
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:53 am (UTC)
That's because people got panicked about news reports over bits of mercury...

They don't trust the government to provide them with a shot to keep them from dying.

I'd say that reflects poorly on our government, but it also reflects poorly on the idiots that keep electing them...
ying_ko_4
Feb. 21st, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
Furthermore, if there wasn't enough and the pandemic really did spread like wildfire, the hue and cry would have been loud enough to rattle CA into the Pacific.

I'd rather the Gov. overspend on something like this and not need it than try to hit demand and fall short in an emergency.
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