October 29, 2009

IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE PRESIDENT WASN'T ONE OF THEM...:

Shortage of Vaccine Poses Political Test for Obama (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, 10/29/09, NY Times)

The moment a novel strain of swine flu emerged in Mexico last spring, President Obama instructed his top advisers that his administration would not be caught flat-footed in the event of a deadly pandemic. Now, despite months of planning and preparation, a vaccine shortage is threatening to undermine public confidence in government, creating a very public test of Mr. Obama’s competence.

The shortage, caused by delays in the vaccine manufacturing process, has put the president in exactly the situation he sought to avoid — one in which questions are being raised about the government’s response.


...but people who believe government competent to deliver 300 million new flu shots every season deserve to get dope-slapped by reality.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2009 8:47 PM
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