Skip to comments.Hillary's Vaccine Shortage
Posted on 08/15/2003 2:47:50 AM PDT by HuberEdited on 04/22/2004 11:49:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Everyone knows America's vaccine industry is in serious trouble, with an ever dwindling number of producers and recent severe vaccine shortages. What everyone also should know is that the National Academy of Science's Institute of Medicine has now pinned much of the blame on Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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T'wit is an 'expert' on this issue.
Back in 1994 the Clinton Administration decided to help the poor children in the United States of America by improving a pretty successful existing vaccination program. To begin with Hillary Clinton, who headed this particular program, declared a crisis existed. Supposedly there were millions of children who were slipping through the cracks and not receiving the protection vaccinations would provide. The truth was there was no crisis. The poor, the uninsured, the under insured, and Native Americans have access to free vaccinations through public health clinics already. In fact over 96% of the nations children were insured at the time of this so called crisis. But wait,there is more. Undaunted by the facts, Hillary continued in her attempt to show us how the village can care for the health of its children. She established a huge national distribution center with a large, government run warehouse in New Jersey. Soon vaccine manufacturers were shipping vaccine to the warehouse. All seemed peachy until a representative of the vaccine manufacturer noticed the warehouse wasnt refrigerated. Without refrigeration the vaccine stored in the warehouse would become stale and actually present a risk to the children inoculated. Additionally by only having one warehouse, the system was a disaster waiting to happen. A simple warehouse fire could wipe out the supply of vaccine for the entire country. Well the central distribution of vaccine from this warehouse was becoming such a public relations nightmare that it was abandoned. But wait, there is more! Several states including Texas and New York had modeled their own programs to dove tail with Hillary's scheme. They had made no provisions to acquire vaccine of their own, and now were in a state of panic. At last there was a vaccine crisis. The fact that it had been caused by Hillary Clinton seemed to go unnoticed by the main stream press. But wait, there is more! All in all the Clinton Administration blew $460 million dollars on this vaccination plan. They purchased 41% more oral polio vaccine than they needed and 13 million doses of Rubella vaccine, 60% more doses than all the unvaccinated kids in the United States. This program was so bad that even Ted Kennedy, who is not known for being particularly conservative about anything, called it "crazy". Despite all this Hillary, through her husband Bill, stubbornly pushed on with her plan asking for $891 million in the 1996 budget "for the children". This prompted the following editorial in NEWSDAY, "The Clinton administration's nationwide child immunization program could be viewed as good intentions gone awry. That would be charitable. Realistically, it is a political and administrative failure that is emblematic of a blockheaded commitment to liberal ideology that sometimes characterizes this administration ... The Clintons insisted that cost, driven by price gouging by pharmaceutical companies, was the reason many low-income and uninsured families failed to get their kids shots. In reality, free vaccines already were available through federal and state programs ... Now a highly critical GAO study has determined (to almost no one's surprise) that the cost of vaccines isnt a big problem and that the best solution may be an outreach program, increasing parents awareness of the need to have their children immunized and making clinics more accessible. Amazingly, the administration still clings to its program." There may be some of you who upon reading this are simply amused. But with the recent announcement by Hillary Clinton of a "Silent Child Care Crisis", all of us should be concerned for the future and safety of our children.
World Net Daily has an article about the relationship between increased childhood immunization and autism. It seems to have increased after the Clinton Childhood Immunization Initiative of (1993). Why isn’t Hillary Clinton being questioned about this?
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