Get your vaccinations! From China!
The world should get ready for a new Made in China product — vaccines.
China’s vaccine makers are gearing up over the next few years to push exports in a move that should lower costs of lifesaving immunizations for the world’s poor and provide major new competition for the big Western pharmaceutical companies.
Lower costs. Yup- that’s the ticket! Will the vaccines be produced in the same sweatshops used to make all the toys and tv’s? By the same child laborers?
The World Health Organization has approved- so we have nothing to worry about – right?
Chinese vaccines. Let’s see how many things we can find wrong with that. Oh wait- the article names a few.
China’s food and drug safety record in recent years hardly inspires confidence: in 2007, Chinese cough syrup killed 93 people in Central America; one year later, contaminated blood thinner led to dozens of deaths in the United States while tainted milk powder poisoned hundreds of thousands of Chinese babies and killed six.
Oh but I see the UN will be approving the vaccines.
For China, the next few years will be crucial, as biotech companies upgrade their facilities and improve procedures to meet the safety and quality standards — a process that is expected to be costly and challenging. Then they will submit vaccines to the U.N. health agency for approval, which could take a couple of years.
Well then. The UN will make sure all our children, seniors and our troops will be safe from poison vaccines. They do SUCH a good job at everything they oversee- right?
And China taking over the vaccine market should surely solve this problem- because the parents will jump right on cheaper shots from China right? Maybe there will be specials on Black Friday?
Jeebus. Why don’t they just kill us all and get it over with?
Was this in the bill we had to pass to find out what was in it? Wonder if the Wal-Mart clinics will be buying vaccines from their BFF’s?