Monday, October 31, 2005

Fake flu shots - what's next?

Exxon-Mobil employees in Texas were given fake flu shots last week. Hopefully their fake health insurance covered the expense.


Anonymous Jeff said...

Makes you wonder what Bush has planned for the bird flu vaccines.

November 06, 2005 9:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush shouldn't have to plan anything for the bird flu vaccinations - it is because of the establishment of the Vaccines for Children Program that any of this is a problem. This program was designed to make sure that the government was the main provider and purchaser of flu vaccines. In doing so, however, this program ran many businesses out of business. (If you want someone to do something, you encourage them to do it by letting them turn a profit, if you want them to stop, you don't let them turn a profit.) Government forced companies to sell to them at cost, so many of them left.

Indeed, it is unfortunate that we are having shortages in the vaccine. But if you want that problem to be resolved, allow companies to once again make money off there products – then there will be plenty and it will be cheap.

November 06, 2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger Xavier and Peter said...

Sort of like the post office - you saw what happened once UPS and FedEx started delivering overnight packages. I mean, does anyone use the USPS for overnight shipping anymore (except to P.O. Boxes)? If the post office actually had competition for regular mail, that bloated system would sort itself out quickly. Also like any major bus or transit system that's a monopoly. Allow competition and suddenly consumers have fewer shortages regardless of product or service

November 08, 2005 10:27 PM  

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