10 August 2009

Didn't Canada just buy...

...50 million doses of this stuff?

-- BBC -- Research has cast doubt on the policy of giving antiviral drugs to children for swine flu.

Work in the British Medical Journal shows Tamiflu and Relenza rarely prevent complications in children with seasonal flu yet carry side effects.
Unfortunately for us, er... our children... the incessant, hysterical media yip-yap has forced politicians and the medical establishment onto the "sky is falling, for gawd's sake, do something" lemming express.

And, via SDA... why doctors are more dangerous than guns.

Just don't get me started on hospitals.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's nice that you have opinions.

Neo Conservative said...

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uh, thank you rainman.

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Anonymous said...

FYI the 50 million doses was for the H1N1 vaccine and not the antivirals mentioned in the story.

Not that the government did not purchase a huge stockpile of Tamiflu in the past but the 50 million number I believe was for the vaccine.

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny says... the 50 million doses was for the H1N1 vaccine"

that's funny... that's not what i'm reading...

"The national antiviral stockpile contains 55.7 million doses, enough to treat nearly 5.6 million people. Tamiflu, which is sold by Hoffman-La Roche, makes up 90 per cent of the holdings. Relenza accounts for the remaining 10 per cent."

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Anonymous said...

Sorry I was speaking of the announcement from the Minister of Health this past week were she stated that Canada was purchasing 50 million doses of the vaccine and not about some story from April.

Neo Conservative said...

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"nonny-mouse says... not about some story from April"

so nonny, just to be clear... what part of this report from 3 months ago... "the 50 million doses of tamiflu"... are you saying is not factual?

ah, yes... the indisputable wisdom of anonymous trolls.

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Anonymous said...

It is all factual but given last weeks announcement I though you were referring to the vaccine and not antivirals. My mistake.

Neo Conservative said...

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good enough.

say... you wanna get all exercised about stuff that is actually killing people... you could start here.

i'm just sayin'.

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