Thursday, October 15, 2009

Massachusetts Priorities

On a hat tip from Jules Crittenden, the Boston Globe reports:

Thousands of state inmates will get coveted swine-flu vaccinations weeks before law-abiding Bay Staters - who foot the bill for prisons - have a shot at protecting themselves, state public health officials have decided.

The prison pampering has one lawmaker questioning the con-voluted flu preparation.

“I can think of a number of populations that are more needy and vulnerable than prisoners,” said state Sen. Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford), who co-chairs the legislative committee on public health.
While I admit that I am somewhat of a jerk to begin with, if there aren't enough vaccinations to go around immediately, what sense does it make to vaccinate the least deserving members of society first?

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