posted on Aug, 29 2005 @ 03:11 PM
MEMBERS of Britain’s elite have been selected as priority cases to receive scarce pills and vaccinations at the taxpayers’ expense if the country
is hit by a deadly bird flu outbreak.
Workers at the BBC and prominent politicians — such as cabinet ministers — would be offered protection from the virus.
Ken Livingstone, the London mayor, has already spent £1m to make sure his personal office and employees have their own emergency supplies of 100,000
Yesterday, leading BBC presenters were surprised to learn that they would be given preferential treatment. Jeff Randall, the BBC’s business editor,
said: “Are you really telling me that I am on a priority list for bird flu jabs? Marvellous. I always knew there would be an advantage from working
at the BBC.”
John Humphrys, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, said: “I think if I were offered the jab I would probably pass it on to someone 40
years younger than me.”
Politicians and the media have been placed before sick patients, heavily pregnant women and elderly people by government planners.
I guess it's the same everywhere....These people get priority at the expense of our wallets... It's things like this that make me disgusted with
Aren't these people either at home, in parliament, or in their office?
I would think that children should get the shots first since they are always outside playing... But what do I know...I'm just a dumb tax paying
[edit on 29-8-2005 by TrueLies]