Thursday, October 14

Flu Shots, just don't take one.

As I have been traveling the blogsphere, studying the post debate analysis, I have yet to see anyone make note of the President's solution to the Flu vaccination shortage. Now I haven't been everywhere so I am sure someone has this ankle in his or her teeth, but jesus lets take a look at the words.
BUSH: Bob, we relied upon a company out of England to provide about half of the flu vaccines for the United States citizen, and it turned out that the vaccine they were producing was contaminated. And so we took the right action and didn't allow contaminated medicine into our country. We're working with Canada to hopefully – that they'll produce a – help us realize the vaccine necessary to make sure our citizens have got flu vaccinations during this upcoming season.
Now that would be the Canada where they make drugs we can't import because we can't be sure they are safe, right? Or is there another Canada?
My call to our fellow Americans is if you're healthy, if you're younger, don't get a flu shot this year. Help us prioritize those who need to get the flu shot, the elderly and the young.
Russian Roulette as a solution to the flu shot shortage --- Brilliant. Tell us about how manly you are gdub.
I haven't gotten a flu shot, and I don't intend to because I want to make sure those who are most vulnerable get treated.
That is mighty manly of you, nice to know that the president has saved a shot for one person, and I guess that as I have never gotten a flu shot that I am doing as much about this problem as the president is, how cool is that? Buy the way while we are on the subject, can you please 'splain why you have not taken a physical exam and please avoid talking about how all this campaigning and presnidentivicitatin' is keeping you too busy. But you gotta luv the dub, turning this question into a referendum for tort reform.
We have a problem with litigation in the United States of America. Vaccine manufacturers are worried about getting sued, and therefore they have backed off from providing this kind of vaccine.

One of the reasons I'm such a strong believer in legal reform is so that people aren't afraid of producing a product that is necessary for the health of our citizens and then end up getting sued in a court of law.

But the best thing we can do now, Bob, given the circumstances with the company in England is for those of us who are younger and healthy, don't get a flu shot.
Dub, would you bury that bone already, drug companies aren't afraid of lawsuits, they just can't generate the explosive proffit from flu vaccinations like they can with Viagra. And thanks again for the reminder Drooly, I am sure mr Schieffer will be happy to take you're vaccination. Dumbass.