As H1N1 vaccine supplies dwindle, healthy Toronto adults are being told to step aside for higher-risk people.
Are you worried about the swine flu?
They legislate the best for themselves and let us have what's left over.
The CPP isn't good enough for them, so they have their own golden parachutes.
Taxpayers lose their jobs or take pay cuts but the Government gets raises.
There's not enough vaccine, so they get it first. (wait till we get a REAL nasty pandemic that they haven't prepared for, and we all know it WILL happen).
Meanwhile they spend more money on trying to lay blame on the other parties for the mess than they spend on fixing the problems. Problems that they created in the first place by ignoring issues until they can ignore them any longer.
Everything they promise is a 'five year plan or longer, so the only way to even hope they will follow through is by voting them in again.
It's past the point of ridiculous, and I don't see how this system can remain viable. The bureaucracy will keep growing under this process until it collapses under it's own weight, and guess who will be stuck with the crappy end of the stick ? Yup you guessed it; the taxpayer.
And when there's no money left to bail us out of the mess, the politicians will be sitting on a beach, drinking imported wine and drawing their pensions. All the while still pointing fingers at someone else.
You can hear the fiddles playing and smell the smoke.
CliffStir, 2009-11-03 00:40:21
No, the Conservatives have not performed very well with this, but the political will and foresight has been sadly lacking for a long time and we have missed the boat once again.
All those tax dollars for all those years just pissed away, and once again, we the taxpayer go to the back of the line.
So sad, really.
We need accountable government folks. When crap like this hits the fan we should make the leadership wait till every taxpayer has had a shot first (if they want it). Then, and ONLY then, should the government and their families get a turn.
That might make them put a little more effort into making the system work for everyone.
CliffStir, 2009-11-03 00:20:20
The U.S. is in worse shape then we are for vaccine so don't go staring how our system is so poor.
It is the drug companies who over stated their abilities, not any government.
Redneck Larry, 2009-11-02 16:02:20
Just reporting what the pharmacy had told me on Thursday. I thought I would be proactive and go for the seasonal flu shot, since I'm not high risk for H1N1 and that's what I was told (that no seasonal flu shots would be given out to the general public under the age of 65 until after the H1N1 clinics were completed). As for your relative being a nurse, yes, she would have received the seasonal flu shot before H1N1 because all high risk groups for seasonal flu (those over the age of 65 and including the front line people in the medical system) were recommended to go and get their seasonal flu shot before the general public. I know this because my 73 year old mother-in-law just had her seasonal flu shot in the middle of October.
Your mother received the seasonal flu shot a month before the H1N1 was even available, and now it has been decided that it is not recommended to get the seasonal first, for whatever reason. Maybe it interferes with the immunological response to the H1N1 shot.
I still think that it is stupid that the seasonal flu shot is not available, even though it has killed far more people than H1N1, but the medical system seems to be reeling from this pandemic event and they don't know which end it which!
Westwind64, 2009-11-02 13:16:35