Friday, December 16, 2005

now that flu season is here...

let's discuss something good our president has done recently. as they say, "even a broken clock is right twice a day". you can question his motives (popularity polls and all that), but this could turn out be the best thing W has done for the country.

too bad his own party won't let it be funded. if only he hadn't already spent all his political capital. well you can't fault the most powerful man on earth for trying!

I'm speaking of course about his recent speech where he brought to national attention the need to prepare for a possible bird flu pandemic:

"I am asking that the Congress fund $1.2 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services to purchase enough doses of this vaccine from manufacturers to vaccinate 20 million people".

hmm, what about the other 275 million Americans? maybe we ought to do our own stockpiling despite what "experts" say. recall how helpful the government was in New Orleans...

Tamiflu is not a panacea, experts say
"Republicans reject pandemic flu plan funding" -- dailykos
Roche Picks 12 Drugmakers for Tamiflu Production
official whitehouse policy
facts from cdc