4.11.09

H1N1 Running Rampant Amid Shortage of Vaccine

How can we be excited about Universal Health Care when the first test of this admisistration is proving to be a rank failure... This is a Katrina of epic purportions.

...H1N1 flu is running rampant throughout the U.S., and the country will have received only 25 percent of the vaccine that was expected by the end of October, Sen. Joe Lieberman told a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

The grim news was the focus of a special hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, at which three Cabinet secretaries were called to address the panel: Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

As of last week, there were more than 5,000 cases of flu reported, compared to 7 cases in October of last year. More than 800 people have died from H1N1, including 86children, according to the latest reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

...Sebelius blamed the vaccine shortage on lower than predicted yields from vaccine manufacturers and on some manufacturing "glitches" that have occurred since May. She said the yields are now more in line with original predictions and that any glitches have been corrected...
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Actually the "gliche" is that the Federal government required the manufacturer of the vaccine to manufacture single use syringes as opposed to multi-use bottles, thereby slowing down the manufacturing process. This was done to appease groups who claim that the substance used to preserve the vaccine caused health problems. This is why at first we were told it would take two injections vice one. We are back to one injection now that there is a "shortage".

This is the dyke that Obama blew up.

Dieu le Roy,
Brantigny

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