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No Holding Auntie Now!

Posted by Boghound on July 21, 2009

Auntie Beeb is now “stockpiling” thousands of doses of the swine flu drug Tamiflu.

The BBC says it bought up supplies for staff who may come into
contact with the virus in the course of their work……….This has prompted an angry response
from the Tories who say the Government has warned against buying up stocks of the drug.

Evidently Auntie has bought up around 4000 doses and is using the excuse that it’s not for general use and can only be given to staff facing work related risks and not those coming into contact with the virus through friends or family…….YEH RIGHT

The Scottish Tory public health spokesman Jackson Carlaw said: “It is nothing short of disgraceful that a licence payer funded body is storing away an antiviral which is free on the NHS.”

A BBC spokeswoman …….another mysterious nameless person……the BBC seems to have an awful lot of them …..said: “We have a duty of care to protect staff who may come into contact with infection in the course of their work as far as reasonably practical.”

But…….Mr Carlaw…..who is now like a dog with a new bone and will not let the matter drop…… says he now plans to write to BBC bosses to raise the issue.

“As reported on BBC news the Scottish Government advice is clear – they do not encourage anyone to stockpile Tamiflu,” he said.

“Do BBC executives not watch their own news bulletins? Those who are diagnosed as having H1N1 will receive the appropriate treatment on the NHS.

“There is no shortage of Tamiflu and people will understandably be very angry and I will be writing to the BBC to find out why it thinks this is an acceptable use of the licence fee which I and every other television owner is required to pay when on the other hand the BBC is complaining about a shortage of funds to sustain programming.”

Unfortunately…….Me thinks…..He is wasting his time!….No matter what is said…..Auntie will just go her own way no matter what as she seems to be a law unto herself…….TIME WILL TELL!!!!!!!!

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