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Guess Who’s Living High On The Hog From The Swine Flu

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on October 31, 2009

Yep, that’s good old Rummy:

The Rumsfeld connection to Tamiflu and its parent company Gilead Sciences is an eyebrow raiser which has caused bloggers to raise suspicious alarm bells. But the push to use Tamiflu over Relenza begs the question, why is the Obama administration pushing that one drug over an alternative? It can’t possibly have an interest in padding the pockets of George W. Bush loyalists.

The reasons for the Tamiflu push may have been established long before Obama was calling the shots. As part of George W. Bush’s 381-page Pandemic Influenza Strategic Plan the US amassed a stockpile of anti-viral medications to combat a future H1N1 pandemic. Starting in 2006 the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) collected Tamiflu and Relenza at a ratio of 80% Tamiflu, 20% Relenza. Total bill to the US taxpayer, $731 million (in 2006 dollars).

Ten months gone, and we’re still paying to clean up Bush’s messes.

It also explains why the right wingers are mocking the H1N1 vaccine. If more people actually get sick, the better off it is for Rummy.

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