Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Swine Flu update

"Sarcasm aside, the desperation of the establishment expresses itself in no more a revealing way than claims that the efforts of the “anti-vaccine lobby” are responsible for the outcome of polls that show a huge number of people will reject the shot, as if the “anti-vaccine lobby,” whatever that is, has one iota of the influence, or indeed the malevolence, enjoyed by the pharmaceutical lobby, an industry that has no less than 1,274 registered lobbyists in Washington D.C. alone and spent around $900 million on lobbying between 1998 and 2005, more than any other industry. Big pharma lobbied on at least 1,600 pieces of legislation between 1998 and 2004."

"The latest example came in the form of Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano’s appearance the The Daily Show the other night, during which she and host Jon Stewart took a sideswipe at people who were concerned about the vaccine by portraying them as paranoid and mentally unstable."

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