CFR Recording Suggests Creating False Scarcity To Drive Up Demand For H1N1 Vaccine
[People have been bombarding me with emails to put this up on The Ice Blog… I can’t fathom why because it is already “out there” on the net. So here it is for ya’ll… edited just a bit. See the full article HERE.]
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009
Laughter as dignitaries discuss making vaccine mandatory, tricking public into taking it.
A recording of a recent Council On Foreign Relations symposium reveals attendees discussing ways and means of getting the public to take the H1N1 flu vaccine in spite of the mass resistance that has arisen due to questions over it’s safety.
The recording dates from October 16 when the CFR held a Symposium in New York entitled Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy.
During part of the discussion (see transcript) on whether or not the vaccine should be made mandatory for health workers and school children, Lone Simonsen, Research Professor and Research Director at the Department of Global Health, George Washington University, suggests creating an artificial scarcity in order to ramp up demand for the vaccine.
“I think what would work better would be to say that there was a shortage and people tend to buy more of something that’s in demand. (Laughter.) We saw that — there was one season where, really, people lined up all night to get a flu shot.” Simonsen says, much to the amusement of the other attendees at the symposium.
The entire recording is on the CFR website here, but an edited version appears in the following short video: