Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Some enlightened thinking on the swine flu pandemic

As the World Health Organization prepares to issue a warning about a possible global outbreak of swine flu, a Houston city councilwoman, upset that the child who died from complications from swine flu was admitted into a Houston hospital, provided us with this gem of wisdom:

"The child was not a United States citizen," said Councilwoman Toni Lawrence, who hinted that the city should be involved in deciding whether a patient with an infectious disease would be cleared for transport here.

"I'm very concerned about this disease, I'm very concerned someone died from it and I'm very concerned council wasn't told about this. We need to be aware of this and continue to do things for Houston and not for anybody else."

Do you really want people like this making health care decisions and dictating how a car company must operate?

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