Thursday, September 17, 2009

Out of the goodness of their hearts

God bless them. The wealthy nations of the world have announced they'll share their swine flu vaccines with the rest of the world. I'm sure people in Africa, who are experiencing an outbreak of polio directly caused by the polio vaccine, are ecstatic. As well as the people in the 18 countries Baxter sent vaccines to earlier this year contaminated with live Avian flu, or the people in Asia who received blood plasma contaminated with HIV from Bayer. I bet they can't wait! Never mind that almost all of the developing world is in the Southern hemisphere, where the flu season has already passed, with somewhat less than horrific results (a whopping 800 deaths in Brazil). I'm sure they'll be tripping over themselves to get the vaccine.