Socialized medicine

The UK is short on flu vaccine, so the chairwoman of the UK’s Royal College of General Practitioners is calling for a law to ban citizens from buying flu vaccinations.

Translation: People should not be able to make their own decisions about their health. That is the sole province of government.

Incidentally, those who aren’t designated by the government to receive the vaccine have good reason to want it:

According to Health Protection Agency statistics, nearly a third (15 out of 50) of those known to have died of flu so far this season have not been in any at-risk group. Others have wanted to get vaccinated so they do not pass it on to a member of their family who is more at risk.

(Via Instapundit.)

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