In other news from the Brave New World of socialized medicine, “In Massachusetts, Obama won’t promote state’s health-care plan” and “Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency… But Won’t Inoculate Daughters.”
Country, best of hands, etc.
Update: Glenn Reynolds likes the photo, but regarding the latter story, notes:
Various people are emailing me saying “Obama declared a national emergency over swine flu, but his own daughters aren’t being vaccinated!” But if you read the story, you get this:
The Centers for Disease Control recommend that children ages 6 months through 18 years of age receive a vaccination against the H1N1 flu virus. At this time only children with chronic medical conditions are receiving the vaccination because their immune system is not strong enough to fight off the strain.
So they’re not getting the vaccine because there’s a shortage, and they don’t fit the triage guidelines. Seems to me that’s just how it ought to be. It would be a bigger scandal if they’d been jumped ahead of the line.
More here, including a video flashback to an earlier crisis.