Skip to comments.Report: More Than 70 Million Doses of H1N1 Vaccine May Have to Be Discarded
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 its 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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I’m sure they’ll find some way to salvage the vaccines.
Never let a good crisis go to waste. Imagine if this had been a GOP administration.
First, not enough...then, too much.
Typical Government Deal.
and who paid for these vaccines?
Don't worry...next time it will be mandatory...
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.
Charge it to Kathleen Sebelius. We Kansans warned you she was an idiot.
I don’t have a clue.
Only 1 in 4 got the vaccine so there are a lot more doses sitting around...
There it is... Their effort and intentions were good. What more do you want?
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.
May God help us with these certifiable morons/charlatans micromanaging our healthcare.
HA! See my post #15 about the local news over the past few days.
H1N1? I thought we were all supposed to be dead by now?
Just make sure you cough into your sleeve.
and this is aside from the tens of millions of doses they have already discarded into the bodies of naive Americans.
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?
What’s really laughable is that Sebelius didn’t get her H1N1 flu shot until yesterday - after all her badgering and the scaremongering!! Sheesh.
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.
Ping....(Thanks, hennie pennie!)
I guess we’ll have to have a pandemic all over again before the expiration date. Jeesh! this crap gets old.....
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
Raise pigs, you’ll have a natural immunity to it and an easy way to dispose of the bodies.
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.
Next season....H2N2...This time, it’s for real!
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...
“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.
And then you can eat the pig too! Bubba Q Racing approves of this message!
My father-in-law voted for her for Gov of Kansas....I asked him if he was sure he was a veteran?
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. ;)
Thanks for the ping!
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.
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*