Friday, June 10, 2005

Don't Privatize Vaccine Production

Vaccines are too essential to be farmed out to the private sector. They are produced by market demand, and manufacturers have often stopped production for economic reasons (adenovirus, anthrax). They should be regarded as a pulbic health expense like sewers and clean water, and should be produced under direction by the CDC, funded by tax dollars. If any goes unused each year, we could give it to Mexico or other countries with a lot of potential migrants.

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