Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How £300million was squandered on swine flu jabs that we didn't need

'I am pleased we have reached an agreement that is good value for the taxpayer and means that the department has retained a strategic stockpile to protect the UK population without incurring a cancellation fee.'

Andy Burnham, UK Government Health Secretary, when pressed on the £300 million pounds given to GlaxoSmithKline for millions of unnecessary swine-flu shots.
I must say, I'd love to know what 'bad value' would have been. Oh well, it's only other people's money.

I also wonder how much GlaxoSmithKline have contributed in political donations this year, both above and below the line? Whatever it was, it certainly generated a healthy return.


Andrew said...

Don't be surprised if Swine Flu comes back.

Nothing like a good panic and a benevolent overseer making sure we all come through it. Warms the heart.

I didn't get the vaccine but a couple weeks the hand gel in the office ran out, needless to say but I have been panicking ever since.

Swine flu is lurking behind every bush.

Jack Maturin said...

I know, it's terrifying isn't it.

But at least we know if Swine Flu does come back then the UK department of health has several million untested out-of-date shots, quickly rushed out the door and full of mercury and formaldehyde which is guaranteed to generate Alzheimers in hundreds of thousands of people and definite loss of brain function in everyone who is given them, especially children, with which to tackle a slightly mutated form of the disease, with different protein coat markers (given that Swine Flu has evolved over the last year), so the vaccine won't work immunologically anyway.... errrr ....

Don't Panic! Don't Panic!