Priorities for vaccine distribution are messed up

How serious is this H1N1 virus? All of this media coverage and hoopla sure has the powers that be scared. There is not yet enough vaccine for everyone, but let the lineups re-emerge.

How serious is this H1N1 virus? All of this media coverage and hoopla sure has the powers that be scared. There is not yet enough vaccine for everyone, but let the lineups re-emerge.

Wait . . . why bother lining up and wasting days on end? Eventually, we, the common blue-collar worker, sports fan and taxpayer will get our shots. After all, hockey players and their families should get the vaccines first before the loyal fans, who pay the players exuberant salaries. The game will go on, even if there is no-one in the stands watching.

Policemen, firemen and teachers: step back and make room for the inmates at the front of the line. The government has “a requirement by law” to provide essential health care to inmates.

Forget about the taxpayers who provide security, teach and risk their lives for ours. They can wait. Perhaps after all the sports figures and criminals have been safely provided for, if there is any vaccine left, and the blue-collar workers are still able to muster the strength to go for their shots, they can take time off from work and stand in line.

The message being sent to society is: “If you want to get ahead in today’s world, you better be ready to break or bend the rules. If your integrity will not permit you to go that extra mile, then make sure you keep food on my table by going to work and paying your taxes.”

As for me, I will patiently wait. Should I get stricken with the flu, perhaps I will get moved into a priority position in line.

Cory Galloway

Lacombe

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