Posted by: The Amoeba | November 13, 2009

Where We Really Need Vaccine Development

Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba has just found out that, since April 2009 in the Untied States of America, about 4,000 people have died, and about 98,000 have been hospitalized, from influenza virus 2009 H1N1 (“swine flu”) and related illnesses.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the figures, I read, at least partly out of concern that too few of We the People are seeking to be vaccinated against this flu virus. Of course, a lot of those people aren’t seeking to be vaccinated because they’ve already tried, discovered that there was no vaccine to be had, and have given up …

Yo. People. Don’t quit on us, OK? We’ve got to keep a certain level of hysteria going on this swine flu business, or we’re going to lose the vaccine makers we’ve got to more lucrative pursuits, like making Viagra knockoffs, and we won’t have any vaccine for anybody. You gotta help us out here, gotta keep standing in line for this stuff.

Well, folks, I hate to be quoting fairy tales at you, but this swine flu story has been at the top of the news for, like, a year now, and while there’s nothing pleasant about 4,000 dead, there’s something of a gap between that figure and the decimation of the population that was forecast in the first reports.

After all, in that same time period (extrapolating from 2005 figures), approximately 27,000 people lost their lives on the nation’s highways, and another 1.4 million were injured.

And I have seen no calls from the CDC for a vaccine against stupid drivers.

  – O Ceallaigh
Copyright © 2009 Felloffatruck Publications. All wrongs deplored.
All opinions are mine as a private citizen.

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Responses

  1. Oh, I got an SMS from the CDC about safe driving on my way home just last night.

  2. Perhaps the world’s car manufacturers and/or road authorities understand more than most of us, the necessity for population control?
    😦

    • That’s a thought, Susan, but … no. Dead men don’t boost profit projections.

  3. Whoa, wait, the CDC texts Doug and presumably other motorists as they drive, when the dangers of phoning-while-driving are well known?

    So I’m back to my population control theory, only with different perps.
    Srsly.

    Doug, glad you got home safely!

  4. Woe to the world the day Vi and Russ got married. The church should have been full of people protesting that union!

    • Oh wait — was it a church union?

  5. […] my previous post, Your Friendly Neighborhood Amoeba poked and prodded at the disconnect between the high level of […]


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