Obamacare In Practice - Swine Flu Vaccine Fiasco

November 12, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Consider the following as Obamacare labors through Congress.

In April, the Center for Disease Control [CDC] stated that 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine [enough to treat the entire U.S. population, two doses are required to provide immunity] would be available, "In April, an official with the agency predicted that as many as 600 million doses could be available by January, if all went well." [source, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/health/26flu.html]

All has [predictably] not gone well...surprised?

In July, the administration was forced to make a huge downward revision to its original estimate of 600 million doses, then promising to deliver 160 million doses of swine flu vaccine, "THURSDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. officials hope to have 160 million doses of injectable swine flu vaccine on hand by October, with more doses coming in the form of a nasal spray." [source, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=8161141&page=1]

In August the administration revised, downward, the number of doses of the vaccine that would be available, down from 600 million originally promised, [and the previous month's promise of 160 million] to 120 million, "Citing delays in manufacturing and packaging the vaccines, the Department of Health and Human Services said only 45 million doses of the new H1N1 vaccine would be on hand in mid-October, instead of the 120 million previously forecast." [source, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/SwineFluNews/story?id=8346897]

Now the estimate has been further revised to about 5% of the original estimate of 600 million, "Earlier this month, the government was forced to announce that only about 28 million doses would be available by the end of this month [October]..." [source, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/health/26flu.html]

The critical time line:

  • April - 600 million doses promised
  • July - 160 million doses promised
  • August - 120 million doses promised
  • October - 28 million doses promised
  • Over the period of 6 months this administration has been caught in lies regarding provision of the H1N1 vaccine so numerous that it is getting difficult to keep track of them. Currently - in a best case scenario - it will deliver less than 1/20 th [< 5%] of the original promise.

    Consider this is an omen, a real-world demonstration of how Obamacare will work, stripped of this administration's lies.

    How's that change working out for you?

    Are you concerned about that fever junior started running last night?

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