This blog has remained a swine flu hysteria free zone but we couldn’t resist commenting on the free-for-all distribution of Tamiflu to…well, just about anyone who wants it; whether that’s to stockpile it, sell it on Ebay or maybe – in a few cases – use it as an alternative to Lemsip or Beecham’s Flu Plus.
Usually, whenever you want to buy a small packet of headache tablets in the chemist, you’re subjected to the Health & Safety police’s interrogation of “Are you taking any other medication? Have you taken this before?” before they will hand it over. As you can now go online or ring up a drone with no medical training in a call centre and self-diagnose yourself to get free Tamiflu, presumably those questions are now totally irrelevant and will never ever be asked again?
With Tamiflu now being handed out like confetti, will the Government start handing out all those other life-prolonging and life-saving drugs that it has been rationing or withholding on the NHS? If you can afford to give out 30 million packets of Tamiflu for free, surely you can afford to let cancer sufferers have the odd packet of Sutent, Herceptin or Capecitabine?
Jellyhaus is not politically aligned.