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GW on the Flu Vaccine -- priceless

October 19, 2004 3:30 PM

George W. Bush, 11 days ago on why he refused to let people buy drugs from Canada: "What my worry is is that, you know, it looks like it's from Canada, and it might be from a third world. And we've just got to make sure, before somebody thinks they're buying a product, that it works. And that's why we're doing what we're doing. Now, it may very well be here in December you'll hear me say, I think there's a safe way to do it."

How about October, Mr. President?

USA Today: "FDA is in 'active negotiations' with a Canadian manufacturer to obtain an extra 1.5 million doses of flu vaccine."

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Tom from Madison:

We could probably learn a thing or 2 from Canada. Canadians pay less per capita for health care, have longer life expectancy than Americans, and lower infant mortality.

It seems that their pharmaceutical production is more attuned to medical needs of their population. We have a shortage of flu vaccinations, but no shortage of erectile dysfunction medications.

I have to wonder if Bill O'Reilly has connections with big pharma.

Wed Oct 20 2004 8:36 AM


Bush just announced that he wasn't 'taking the flu shot.' Doesn't he remember what happened to his dad? How's it going to help foreign relations if junior follows the old man's example and barfs on some world leader?

Thu Oct 21 2004 7:17 AM

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