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Report: More Than 70 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine May Have to Be Discarded
FOXNews.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | Foxnews.com

Posted on 04/01/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by metmom

When the H1N1 vaccine first became available last fall, the doses were worth their weight in gold to many people desperate to get the shot, but now it’s being reported the government is about to throw away millions of those “precious” vaccines.

The news comes just days after health officials warned Americans the H1N1 flu season is not over yet, with the Southeast reporting an increase in cases of the virus.

According to a report in the Washington Post, less than half of the 229 million doses of the vaccine the government bought to fight the virus have been administered, which leaves an estimated 71.5 million doses that will have to be discarded if they are not used before they expire.

Still, government officials said they are “satisfied with the effort.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: h1n1; swineflu; vaccines

1 posted on 04/01/2010 12:39:12 PM PDT by metmom
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To: metmom

I’m sure they’ll find some way to salvage the vaccines.


2 posted on 04/01/2010 12:39:51 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Never let a good crisis go to waste. Imagine if this had been a GOP administration.


3 posted on 04/01/2010 12:44:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: metmom

First, not enough...then, too much.

Typical Government Deal.


4 posted on 04/01/2010 12:44:21 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: metmom

and who paid for these vaccines?


5 posted on 04/01/2010 12:47:07 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: metmom
This what happens if you get H1N1.


6 posted on 04/01/2010 12:48:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (0 = one D Ten T : Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: metmom
They bought 229 mill, population 306 million....only 50% got the vaccine...Guess they didn't scare us enough....

Don't worry...next time it will be mandatory...

7 posted on 04/01/2010 12:48:51 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: camle
and who paid for these vaccines?

Guess.
8 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: kabar; DvdMom

You watch, there’ll be a lot of hype about the virus again as fall sets in the the winter flu season is upon us.

I figure that they’re going to try to convince everyone that there’s still danger from it and if that doesn’t work, make it mandatory for school children to prevent an epidemic.

Or they’ll use the other tactic I heard about and that’s to incorporate it into the regular seasonal flu vaccine so that if you take that one you get both. No optional separate shots.


9 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:24 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Charge it to Kathleen Sebelius. We Kansans warned you she was an idiot.


10 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:42 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: camle

I don’t have a clue.


11 posted on 04/01/2010 12:49:51 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

Only 1 in 4 got the vaccine so there are a lot more doses sitting around...


12 posted on 04/01/2010 12:52:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: DvdMom; Smokin' Joe

*ping*


13 posted on 04/01/2010 12:58:41 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: metmom
Still, government officials said they are “satisfied with the effort.”

There it is... Their effort and intentions were good. What more do you want?

14 posted on 04/01/2010 1:05:54 PM PDT by Plexi
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To: metmom

Well THAT explains the current run on the news claiming about a “resurgence” of H1N1 epidemic and if you haven’t received your vaccine you had better run out and get one!

Not joking, I have seen at least three reports on this on the local news.


15 posted on 04/01/2010 1:47:58 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: metmom

May God help us with these certifiable morons/charlatans micromanaging our healthcare.


16 posted on 04/01/2010 1:48:24 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: metmom

HA! See my post #15 about the local news over the past few days.


17 posted on 04/01/2010 1:48:54 PM PDT by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: metmom

H1N1? I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now?


18 posted on 04/01/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: ozzymandus

Just make sure you cough into your sleeve.


19 posted on 04/01/2010 1:51:17 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: metmom

and this is aside from the tens of millions of doses they have already discarded into the bodies of naive Americans.


20 posted on 04/01/2010 2:15:52 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: silverleaf

There aren’t enough American Indians available to dispose of tens of millions of doses.
The government estimates around ninety million does have been administered if we accept the highest estimate, leaving about one hundred and forty million doses unused.
The headline says seventy million does will need to be destroyed.What happens to the remaining seventy million doses?


21 posted on 04/01/2010 2:48:12 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: metmom

What’s really laughable is that Sebelius didn’t get her H1N1 flu shot until yesterday - after all her badgering and the scaremongering!! Sheesh.


22 posted on 04/01/2010 2:48:51 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: metmom
Recall that, in 1993, the Clintons placed the federal government in charge of all vaccine distribution -- as a prelude to Hillarycare.

As a consequence --

1. There are no longer any on-shore developers and manufacturers of vaccines.

2. There is too little vaccine when we need it.

3. And too much when we don't.

The federal government's vaccine program is a case study in what Obamacare will become.

23 posted on 04/01/2010 3:00:18 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping....(Thanks, hennie pennie!)


24 posted on 04/01/2010 4:01:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: metmom

I guess we’ll have to have a pandemic all over again before the expiration date. Jeesh! this crap gets old.....


25 posted on 04/01/2010 4:27:40 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Rebelbase; metmom; tubebender; SouthTexas
H1N1? I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now?

Yah, I guess we can quit washing our hands now. I really detest liberals.



The liberal is continually angry, as only a self-important man can be, with his civilization, his culture, his country and his folks back home. His is an infantile world view. At the core of a liberal is the spoiled child -- miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats.

— P. J. O'Rourke




26 posted on 04/01/2010 4:35:05 PM PDT by glock rocks (Don't turn away now darling, let's fire it up and wind it out. - Suzy Bogguss)
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To: glock rocks; Rebelbase; metmom; tubebender

Raise pigs, you’ll have a natural immunity to it and an easy way to dispose of the bodies.


27 posted on 04/01/2010 4:38:55 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: metmom

Is this result yet another government boondoggle? As I recall this species of flu was hyped as if we were going to have another epidemic like the Black Death of the fourteenth century.


28 posted on 04/01/2010 4:52:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Next season....H2N2...This time, it’s for real!


29 posted on 04/01/2010 4:53:50 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: glock rocks; SouthTexas; metmom

I heard last week that only 5% of the blood samples sent to labs tested positive H1N1 and people were starting to question the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Henny Penny Sky is Falling hysteria. As a matter of fact the report said more people died of the common flu in the U.S. I just knew I should have saved that article...


30 posted on 04/01/2010 4:54:33 PM PDT by tubebender (You're never too old to have a happy childhood...)
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To: metmom

“Still, government officials said they are “satisfied with the effort.”

It is ALWAYS the thought and ....effort...that counts when the Government is doing it To You!

“Cost....get out of my face. We did this for the chulrun.”

“Besides what did YOU do to make people feeeell safer? Hmmmmm?”

“Now, go back to your jobless life and ask me for more....” Maybe, if you ask nicely I will take even more from you, you dependent dog!”

Ok folks, what is the next scare? Whooooo, be afraid, be very afraid.


31 posted on 04/01/2010 4:58:48 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
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To: SouthTexas; tubebender; Pete-R-Bilt; NormsRevenge

And then you can eat the pig too! Bubba Q Racing approves of this message!


32 posted on 04/01/2010 5:49:48 PM PDT by glock rocks (Don't turn away now darling, let's fire it up and wind it out. - Suzy Bogguss)
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To: glock rocks
Here's to the next pandemic and the socialist plan to keep us all safe!

drink!


33 posted on 04/01/2010 6:02:32 PM PDT by Pete-R-Bilt (Don't drive (comma optional) stupid!)
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To: ozzymandus

My father-in-law voted for her for Gov of Kansas....I asked him if he was sure he was a veteran?


34 posted on 04/01/2010 6:04:53 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: tubebender; glock rocks; metmom

Neighbor go the flu and they quarantined the whole family for a week. After that, the results came back negative.

GR, grandson sells the pigs for far more than I want to pay for bacon. ;)


35 posted on 04/01/2010 6:50:02 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Congress is out of order!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


36 posted on 04/01/2010 9:01:51 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Rightly Biased

She was head of the KS trial lawyer’s assn. Apparently that qualifies her to run the US healthcare system. BTW, she’s a carpetbagger from Ohio.


37 posted on 04/01/2010 9:33:16 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: metmom

Our local news just reported that the Feds are taking back the vaccines, that WE PAID FOR WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS and GIVING them to other countries ‘in need.’

I can’t hardly WAIT until these idiots are in charge of my OB-GYN exams. *Rolleyes*


38 posted on 04/09/2010 4:15:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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