Posts tagged: Health Scares

Sick as a Parrot

I was tempted to write this one yesterday, but I preferred to watch the footie which was a mistake. It’s this business about there being a shortage of flu vaccine. How on earth can the media point the finger of blame at government when it is the media itself that has caused the shortage?

Only a month or so ago, the headlines screamed “Bird Flu!” and Trevor McDonald’s grave tones told us that it’s on its way and we’re all going to die. Now call me niaive, that is going to pump up demand just a tad. Frighten every Daily Mail reader to death so that when they’re offered the routine seasonal flu vaccine there is a “Yes, please” response and take-up goes through the roof. Quelle surprise. Read more ›››