Monday, March 20, 2006

HHS Strikes (Out)

Okay, here we go with Part Three. My God, will it never end?

The Department of Health and Human Services, taking a page from the DHS playbook, is advising citizens to stockpile canned tuna and powdered milk, in case of (what some experts say is an inevitable) outbreak of bird flu.

Granted, HHS has a valid point (surprising, ain’t it?) that families should be prepared for emergencies, by stockpiling at least one week’s worth of food, water, and medical, emergency and sanitary supplies. [The Red Cross has a list of recommended emergency kit contents], but still, wouldn’t it make more sense for the government to try to do something to prevent or at least mitigate the impact of an outbreak?

Course, nothing like that’s going to happen till Halliburton gets a license to manufacture TamiFlu.

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