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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Swine-Flu Vaccine Problem Embarrasses Obama


“The moment a novel strain of swine flu emerged in Mexico last spring, President Obama instructed his top advisers that his administration would not be caught flat-footed in the event of a deadly pandemic. Now, despite months of planning and preparation, a vaccine shortage is threatening to undermine public confidence in government, creating a very public test of Mr. Obama’s competence.” (New York Times, Thursday)

Only right-wing paranoia could lead one to think this undermines the case for healthcare “reform.”

FEE Timely Classic
“A Ton of Prevention: How the FDA Threatens Vaccine Supplies” (pdf) by Arthur E. Foulkes


  • Sheldon Richman is the former editor of The Freeman and a contributor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics. He is the author of Separating School and State: How to Liberate America's Families and thousands of articles.