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Bobbyrx
11-07-2009, 03:27 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> "Some of New York's biggest companies, including Wall Street giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, received doses of swine flu vaccine for at-risk employees, drawing criticism that the hard-to-find vaccine is going first to the privileged."
Vaccines should go to people who need them most, not people who happen to work on Wall Street," Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut said Thursday.

</div></div> link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_businesses)

Wow, don't we have a new president who promised this type of thing would NEVER happen again.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Hardly a negative word has been uttered in the mainstream media this week about President Obama and the shortage of swine flu vaccine shots, despite assurances from his administration in September that an "ample supply" would be available by "mid-October."
But five years ago when it was George W. Bush in the White House and sufficient supplies of flu vaccine were not available in a timely manner, folks in the media were jumping all over the administration.
</div></div> link (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/What-a-difference-five-years-makes-on-flu-vaccine-shortage--66176452.html)
wiki<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Statements by Kerry
Senator Kerry said in an interview with National Public Radio:

If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism? If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, what kind of health care program are you running?
Link

Political Reprecussions
Charles Babington and David Brown write for the Washington Post, Wednesday, October 20, 2004; Page A01, in No Flu Vaccine Shortage At Capitol, Hill's Doctor Urges Memebers to Get Shots:
While many Americans search in vain for flu shots, members and employees of Congress are able to obtain them quickly and at no charge from the Capitol's attending physician, who has urged all 535 lawmakers to get the vaccines even if they are young and healthy… But people of all ages who are credentialed to work in the Capitol can get a shot by saying they meet the guidelines, with no further questions asked… The practice appears to directly contravene the instruction being given by the government's executive branch.

From Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing Column 10/20/04:
Flu Headache
Yesterday, on the way from St. Petersburg to New Port Richey, the presidential entourage stopped at the Paradise Restaurant in the little town of Safety Harbor, where the president and his brother posed for pictures and were served coffee and baklava. While in the restaurant, a member of the press pool shouted out a question to the president: "Are you accountable for the flu vaccine shortage?"
Bush ignored the question. And reporters were hustled out of the restaurant.

Richard Sisk and Helen Kennedy write in the New York Daily News:
The flu is giving President Bush a headache.

Laura Meckler writes for the Associated Press:
For Bush, the issue is much like what a mayor faces when streets go unplowed after a snow storm just before an election, said Robert Blendon, a Harvard pollster who specializes in health issues. . . .
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have tried to frame the issue as part of the administration's overall health care agenda, saying it's the threat of lawsuits that keeps manufacturers from entering and staying in the vaccine business.
But that's only a very small part of the problem, said Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health.

Jonathan Peterson writes in the Los Angeles Times:
One analyst said the vaccine shortage could damage Bush politically. "It doesn't take any sophistication about politics to grasp the basic point: Not enough vaccine, and it happened on the administration's watch," said Lawrence Jacobs, director of the 2004 Elections Project for the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
This issue has the potential for becoming the poster child for the Kerry campaign theme that President Bush has dropped the ball.

Kerry, for his part, has directly blamed the administration for the shortage, including a radio ad that specifically mentioned elderly Americans, young children and pregnant women as being at risk.
</div></div>

Hmmmmm, so now not only to we have a shortage of vaccine, but what we do have is going first to Wall Street........seems what goes around........

Gayle in MD
11-07-2009, 07:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bobbyrx</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> "Some of New York's biggest companies, including Wall Street giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, received doses of swine flu vaccine for at-risk employees, drawing criticism that the hard-to-find vaccine is going first to the privileged."
Vaccines should go to people who need them most, not people who happen to work on Wall Street," Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut said Thursday.

</div></div> link (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_on_he_me/us_med_swine_flu_businesses)

Wow, don't we have a new president who promised this type of thing would NEVER happen again.
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Hardly a negative word has been uttered in the mainstream media this week about President Obama and the shortage of swine flu vaccine shots, despite assurances from his administration in September that an "ample supply" would be available by "mid-October."
But five years ago when it was George W. Bush in the White House and sufficient supplies of flu vaccine were not available in a timely manner, folks in the media were jumping all over the administration.
</div></div> link (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/What-a-difference-five-years-makes-on-flu-vaccine-shortage--66176452.html)
wiki<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Statements by Kerry
Senator Kerry said in an interview with National Public Radio:

If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism? If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, what kind of health care program are you running?
Link

Political Reprecussions
Charles Babington and David Brown write for the Washington Post, Wednesday, October 20, 2004; Page A01, in No Flu Vaccine Shortage At Capitol, Hill's Doctor Urges Memebers to Get Shots:
While many Americans search in vain for flu shots, members and employees of Congress are able to obtain them quickly and at no charge from the Capitol's attending physician, who has urged all 535 lawmakers to get the vaccines even if they are young and healthy… But people of all ages who are credentialed to work in the Capitol can get a shot by saying they meet the guidelines, with no further questions asked… The practice appears to directly contravene the instruction being given by the government's executive branch.

From Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing Column 10/20/04:
Flu Headache
Yesterday, on the way from St. Petersburg to New Port Richey, the presidential entourage stopped at the Paradise Restaurant in the little town of Safety Harbor, where the president and his brother posed for pictures and were served coffee and baklava. While in the restaurant, a member of the press pool shouted out a question to the president: "Are you accountable for the flu vaccine shortage?"
Bush ignored the question. And reporters were hustled out of the restaurant.

Richard Sisk and Helen Kennedy write in the New York Daily News:
The flu is giving President Bush a headache.

Laura Meckler writes for the Associated Press:
For Bush, the issue is much like what a mayor faces when streets go unplowed after a snow storm just before an election, said Robert Blendon, a Harvard pollster who specializes in health issues. . . .
Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have tried to frame the issue as part of the administration's overall health care agenda, saying it's the threat of lawsuits that keeps manufacturers from entering and staying in the vaccine business.
But that's only a very small part of the problem, said Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health.

Jonathan Peterson writes in the Los Angeles Times:
One analyst said the vaccine shortage could damage Bush politically. "It doesn't take any sophistication about politics to grasp the basic point: Not enough vaccine, and it happened on the administration's watch," said Lawrence Jacobs, director of the 2004 Elections Project for the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
This issue has the potential for becoming the poster child for the Kerry campaign theme that President Bush has dropped the ball.

Kerry, for his part, has directly blamed the administration for the shortage, including a radio ad that specifically mentioned elderly Americans, young children and pregnant women as being at risk.
</div></div>

Hmmmmm, so now not only to we have a shortage of vaccine, but what we do have is going first to Wall Street........seems what goes around........ </div></div>


<span style="color: #000066">LMAO!!! You are hilarious! Haven't you heard? <span style="color: #000066"> </span> <span style='font-size: 20pt'>Bloomberg bought New York City, not Obama. Bloomberg owns it now, lock, stock and barrel. The President does not distribute the flu vaccine.

SHEEESH! </span> </span> /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif

Sev
11-07-2009, 09:23 AM
So there are only 22 million doses for 320 million plus Americans.

Some people would call that a short fall.

Or a misunderestimation.

IF H1N1 should mutate and things go south the administration will be held to account for not having the necessary amount of vaccine on hand.

Personally I dont believe the hype. I have never and will never get a flue shot. Its the flue people. Not not the black plague.
Although I do believe there are a lot of rats involved.

pooltchr
11-07-2009, 09:29 AM
It's funny in a sad sort of way.
When there weren't enough emergency trailers to ship down to New Orleans immediately after Katrina, Bush was to blame. I guess they expected him to personally go to the plants and build them himself.

Can you imagine the crying we would have had to listen to had Bush declaired the country was in a "swine flu emergency" and then couldn't provide enough vaccines for everyone?

They simply hate everything about Republicans, and will defend Obama every step of the way over the cliff.

It's how they think.

Steve

Bobbyrx
11-07-2009, 09:48 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The President does not distribute the flu vaccine.
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LOL....that was the entire point...but I forgot that only the LAST president was responsible for flu vaccine

Gayle in MD
11-07-2009, 11:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bobbyrx</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The President does not distribute the flu vaccine.
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LOL....that was the entire point...but I forgot that only the LAST president was responsible for flu vaccine </div></div>

You also forgot that he F-ed up everything for eight F-ing years, then walked out and left all of it in a disastrous mess!

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pooltchr
11-07-2009, 12:11 PM
Nice attempt to dodge the point here. Swine Flu didn't happen then...it's happening now.

Steve

Bobbyrx
11-07-2009, 12:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> You also forgot that he F-ed up everything for eight F-ing years, then walked out and left all of it in a disastrous mess!</div></div>

Eloquently put, but we are talking about 2009 and the first pandemic in 40 years, MUCH more serious than when John Kerry spoke those famous words "If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, how are you going to protect them against bioterrorism? If you can't get flu vaccines to Americans, what kind of health care program are you running?" I guess he didn't get the memo that the president is not responsible for flu vaccine.
Where is the outcry now when Obama promised and didn't deliver (again), when the situation is much more dangerous? (unless you work for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup)

wolfdancer
11-07-2009, 01:15 PM
Gayle, are you still arguing with BubbaRx? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

pooltchr
11-07-2009, 02:37 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bobbyrx</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> when the situation is much more dangerous? (unless you work for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup)

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Or if you are one of the terrorists locked up in Gitmo!

Steve