[FoRK] Death Panels

Bill Stoddard wgstoddard at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 10:59:30 PST 2009


Marty Halvorson wrote:
> It would appear that death panels are already in place.  If you're 
> old, you can't get the H1N1 vaccine because the CDC Guidelines for 
> H1N1 don't include old folks.  But!  The seasonal vaccine you should 
> get if you're old.  Seems that somebody somewhere has decided that old 
> folks can die from H1N1.  Plus, if you work on Wall Street then you're 
> to valuable to not get the vaccine.
Marty,
Are you really complaining or just making conversation?  H1N1 vaccine is 
a scarce resource (think lifeboats on the titanic).  There's not enough 
for everyone.  Do you use superior financial ability (or political 
connections) to get yourself on the lifeboat ahead of kids? ahead of a 
young adult woman with ashma that has small children financially 
dependent on her?  Come on, really, this is not painting a very 
favorable picture in my mind...

Bill


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