Flu Vaccine Shortage

October 5, 2004 at 10:44 pm | Posted in Rants | Leave a comment

It looks like the US will only get half of its allocated flu vaccines this year, according to this BBC article. What is most outrageous about this story are the following quotes:

… Chiron is responsible for half of the flu vaccines distributed in the country [US]. Chiron is one of six suppliers of the flu vaccine in the UK.

Let me get this straight – Great Britain, a country with one-fifth the population of the US, has six suppliers of flu vaccine while the US only has two, both of which are European (and French to boot)? Why are there no American companies nor production facilities to deal with a disease that kills thousands of people every year?

Outsourcing, as a policy of corporate greed, really does kill.

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: