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Hear CFR laugh when they suggest tricking the public into taking H1N1 vaccine

• Dr. Scott Johnson Newsletter
Laughter as dignitaries discuss making vaccine mandatory, and tricking public into taking it! A recording of a recent Council On Foreign Relations (CFR) 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 16th when the CFR held a Symposium in New York entitled Pandemic Influenza: Science, Economics, and Foreign Policy. During part of the discussion (see the official 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 short video link on Youtube

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