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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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