December 16, 2004

Sick Giggle

by PG

Your "Is that from the Onion?" "No, the Associated Press" news of the day:

U.S. Worries Flu Shots May Go to Waste

ATLANTA (AP) -- Two months after the government recommended that scarce flu shots be reserved for people most at risk, health officials are now worried that tens of thousands of doses could go to waste, and they are considering easing the restrictions.

It turns out that the furor over the vaccine shortage and the government's response have had an unintended effect: More than half of all elderly or chronically ill adults have not even tried to get flu shots because they figured they would not be able to get one, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

UPDATE: Wait, wait. This might be the new winner, if only because right next to it is a headline for this story.

December 16, 2004 04:45 PM | TrackBack

I can just hear the Ink Spots singing: "I don't want to set the world on fire, I just want to start a flame in your heart...."

Posted by: Shag from Brookline at December 17, 2004 07:34 AM
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