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  •  Of course it does... (0+ / 0-)

    with the vaccine in short supply, any amount sent to employers is less available at the clinics.  Without guarantees that the supply sent to Wall Street firms is being used ONLY for those at risk, the supply should never have been sent there.

    "War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace." - Thomas Mann

    by Tom Paul on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 08:47:19 AM PST

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    •  there are no guarantees vaccines sent (1+ / 0-)
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      anywhere are going to be used in exact compliance with HHS restrictions.

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 08:55:38 AM PST

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      •  HHS issues guidelines anyway, not absolute laws. (2+ / 0-)
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        The final indication listed for classification as high H1N1 risk is ... clinical judgment of the provider. Translation: If patient X technically doesn't qualify, but you feel she has risks the rules don't recognize, give her the shot.

        _Karl Rove is an outside agitator._

        by susanala on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 09:05:05 AM PST

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        •  that's absolutely true (0+ / 0-)

          the discussion is about the population, not the individual case.

          "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

          by Greg Dworkin on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 09:44:27 AM PST

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          •  Class members are individuals. (0+ / 0-)

            But each class is a population category.

            The only way to put force of law behind a risk classification scheme is to strictly limit vaccine clinics to public health departments, make people bring various forms of documentation, etc.

            I don't even want to think about that distribution bottleneck.

            _Karl Rove is an outside agitator._

            by susanala on Fri Nov 06, 2009 at 10:10:14 AM PST

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