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To Each According to His Need

September 17th, 2009 by Chuck · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

As if providing health care for all Americans weren’t enough of a violation of our rights, we are also providing flu shots for 20 million foreigners.  The government shouldn’t be in the business of providing flu shots for us, let alone foreigners.  According to the article, the U.S. ordered 195 million doses of the vaccine, and will donate 10% of those to other countries “that do not have the resources to procure it on their own.”  If that isn’t clear enough, this makes it more transparent:

Worldwide production of the vaccine is projected to be more than 2 billion doses, but experts had feared that most of those doses would go to the rich countries, which could afford to pay for them.

The U. S. has upwards of 300 million citizens.  So, in addition to violating our rights by stealing the money to buy these vaccine doses, the government is also planning to reduce an already insufficient supply for our population, and give it to others.  For an action is more altruistic, the less we benefit from it, and the more we suffer. 

Actually, it is not clear to me whether the 195 million doses the U.S. government ordered is the entire U.S. supply.  Are there private supplies in the U.S. also?  Or is that as much as the manufacturers can make with full-out production?  And of course, another problem the government is creating is a shrinking supply of drug makers, by over regulating (there should be none), and demonizing them at every opportunity.

2 Comments so far ↓

  • Jeff

    You erroneously assume this “epidemic” is dangerous for all 300 million citizens; indeed, it is but marginally more fatal than seasonal flew.

  • Chuck

    Jeff, I was speaking theoretically. I agree that this flu strain does not seem to be unusually dangerous. The government, on the other hand, is playing it up as a pandemic of biblical proportions, and then turn around and give away a “tithe” for the needy of other countries.