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Thread #74507   Message #1313855
Posted By: CarolC
02-Nov-04 - 12:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
Subject: RE: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
Anyway, if, as you're suggesting, the flu vaccine shortage is caused by problems created by bad tort law, why is the flu vaccine the only vaccine that we are having a shortage of?

The answer, of course, is that it's not because of bad tort law that we are experiencing a flu vaccine shortage. The pharmaceutical lobbyists know that the flu vaccine is the only vaccine they can use in this way... to blackmail the American people into signing away all of their rights. They can't use the measles vaccine, or any of the other vaccines they give to kids because then nobody would be able to send their kids to school.

The flu vaccine is the perfect vaccine with which to blackmail the American people. A few people will die, but not so many that a national tragedy will be created, and I notice they were careful to make sure that there would be enough supply for most of the people who are at high risk, so they won't have quite as many deaths on their conscience (if they have one) as they might otherwise have.

It might be a very effective tactic if it weren't for the fact that we can see right through it. Nice try but no cigar.