This political season is much like other political seasons; the hacks are out in full force repeating the sound bites like dolls with pull strings. My favorite is the line about government run health care, shortages, and rationing.
While there is a rational explanation, and it is only one isolated example, I think it is just precious that the industrialized world’s most free market driven (flu) vaccination program is also one of the industrialized world’s only (flu) vaccination programs suffering from shortages and rationing.
I’m a big fan of irony when it works for me; but alas, irony is but one of life’s many bitter mistresses.
(Source: “Critics Call for Govt. Control of Flu Vaccine” on NPR’s “All Things Considered”, 10/25/2004.)
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