Well, what d'ya know? Turns out that that I was right, although admittedly I don't remember a lot of readers scoffing at the idea at the time which considerably detracts from the gloat factor.
Never the less, my personality is sadly flawed enough that I simply can't resist pointing this out:
"Despite months of dire warnings and millions in taxpayer dollars, less than half of the 229 million doses of H1N1 vaccine the government bought to fight the pandemic have been administered - leaving an estimated 71.5 million doses that must be discarded if they are not used before they expire." So reports the Washington Post's Rob Stein.
Actually, it's billions of dollars but who's counting? And actually Rob Stein contributed to all this with such article ledes as: "Swine flu could infect half the U.S. population this fall and winter, hospitalizing up to 1.8 million people and causing as many as 90,000 deaths - more than double the number that occur in an average flu season, according to an estimate from a presidential panel released Monday."
My next prediction? Next time, they'll just make the vaccines mandatory to save themselves from the potential embarassment save us all from certain doom.