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  •  As a matter of fact, the government was involved (0+ / 0-)

    in streamlining the process by which the vaccine was developed for production, so that production could start sooner than would have normally been the case.

    But, the manufacturing capacity is as big as it is, and it is not likely to grow beyond what is normally required to produce vaccines for the market.

    So, either we nationalize the production and build facilities for the absolute worst case need, or we do the best we can with what exists in the private sector.

    What do you think the chances are that we can nationalize the production of vaccines in this country, given our politics?

    •  Its that last phrase "given our politics" (0+ / 0-)

      that, sadly answers the question, which put another way is

      what do you think the chances are that we can have the government insure that sufficient vaccine will be available, given our politics?

      I do not advocate "building facilities for the absolute worst case need" but that the profit motive be taken out of the equation.

      Important whining and Red Sox stuff at

      by Barth on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 08:04:33 AM PST

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