[FoRK] Death Panels

Ken Ganshirt @ Yahoo ken_ganshirt at yahoo.ca
Sat Nov 7 16:47:13 PST 2009


Thanks for the clarification. Your reaction is understandable.

Is this the article you are refering to?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=swine-flu-vaccine

I couldn't get anything at the link you posted.

          ...ken...


--- On Sat, 11/7/09, Marty Halvorson <marty at halvorson.us> wrote:

> From: Marty Halvorson <marty at halvorson.us>
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] Death Panels
> To: "FoRK" <fork at xent.com>
> Received: Saturday, November 7, 2009, 3:45 PM
> http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=flu-vaccine-a-shortage-that-didnt-h-2009-10-29Flu
> "vaccine: A shortage that didn't have to be?
> ... Several explanations can account for the shortfall,
> including an old-fashioned vaccine production process that
> requires chicken eggs; overly optimistic predictions of
> production efficiency; in the case of seasonal flu vaccine,
> a shift in priorities to H1N1; and a lack of domestic
> vaccine manufacturers. ..."
> 
> This article in "Scientific American" is what triggered my
> irrational posting.  I get seriously pissed at
> politicians who believe they know more about science than
> scientists.
> 
> I also get pissed because the U.S.A. is so lawsuit happy
> that old technology is being used to create the vaccine.
> 
> 



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