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Happy hour every one if it hasn't been hard enough for people who really need this Swine Flu vaccine to get it welding considered -- bit as large firms.
Black Morgan Stanley Citigroup and Goldman Sachs aren't getting shipments of the vaccine.
Now well the Wall Street firms have agreed to only treat their.
Higher risk employees under CDC guidelines.
Morgan Stanley for one has decided to send all of its 1000 doses.
-- nearby hospitals who had people waiting.
To get this flu vaccine the federal CDC claims the guidelines outlined to city and state agencies for distribution.
Follow options imagine that and that.
-- -- news medical contributor doctor Marc Siegel and joining us for happy hour doctor Siegel good -- CEO.
Yet another reason for people to be outraged that the big banks that they got the vaccine when -- hospital.
Doesn't have -- This is all of code is there is coming together in one place I mean you have a -- a bank that's being bailed out by the federal government but they have a hotline and they say.
Get us some of this H1N1 shot which isn't going to the hospital.
And I got to tell you the message of this is horrendous which is that.
Kids are really being affected the most kids with chronic conditions especially pregnant women.
You're not really finding them and in the these Wall Street firms so even if I say well Goldman Sachs can give their shots to kids they really care.
And hospitals need to give them the people that have chronic illness -- And they go out differently out of the pregnant women except they may be out on maternity leave it.
Right they -- I'm not saying that nobody is getting the shot that he -- that at the Wall Street firms but for sure I would rather be in hospitals in pediatricians offices.
You know that you -- that lets get our kids vaccinated first because we've seen over a hundred deaths in kids already.
We've seen over a thousand hospitalizations in kids let me tell you why it's because.
Older people that were born before 1957.
-- saw a flu that was similar to this one and have some immunity.
So the people that are the big -- that some of these Wall Street firms the golden parachute types really don't need the shot as much as their kids and grandkids -- Of the 42 million that are supposedly high risk I think your point is good when it's mostly children and people were not in these -- Now it's interesting to me that they got it at all because my beaches -- tried to get it and she.
-- my son is asthmatic I mean in theory he should have this shot before the grass at Goldman Sachs and yet she didn't get it.
She was unable to get it now Goldman and all the other firms are saying well we didn't -- doesn't really follow protocol we asked the shot he got them.
Okay I'm gonna confide something on the air here which is that some whenever I'm gonna add some credence to your point.
-- on the list.
-- on the list to get the shot so is my office partner who -- asthmatics were both on the list we went through all the various paperwork to get on the right list.
I found -- was ahead of vaccines is for New York City.
And I called her directly and use my push I got the shot that he still hasn't gotten it.
That makes the point that if you have the right connections -- you know -- call.
And it's not a conspiracy theory you know it's just that the government is so disorganized.
And they can't get -- organized and they already have a shortage of shots by the way my opinion is they made the wrong.
-- back saying they're busy making the seasonal flu vaccine.
And they should have transitioned a lot earlier to make in this -- not to mention the fact that our.
Fear mongers are saying vaccines vaccines were afraid of accident so we have modern technology here Baxter is making a vaccine using modern technology.
Baxter's the United States company and guess -- that vaccine is being used in Europe and -- Great Britain we can why can't improve care.
Doctor you know -- say it's not a conspiracy theory but -- even the fact that you were able to use your pool.
The call -- -- head of the New York vaccine.
To do good to get a shot.
-- underscores what happens with these giant corporations they have access that for example my father as a small business owner would never be able to get his employees.
Pregnant or not at risk for not any of this vaccination.
It is a conspiracy well yes -- -- -- I agree with you wouldn't call it the conspiracy but I would say this it points out that big -- It's not the solution to all your problems because the government knows who's in the corporations and they used to working together so you know -- Paul Revere the little guy you don't know.
But doctor -- you use good old -- -- networking.
He is networking and he tried it like we -- do try to go for the red tape try to like -- I know there.
It was good old fashioned networking.
But it now a lot older now I feel bad but I got the Swine Flu vaccine because I network and doctor Siegel and let me -- Yeah.
I'm at at this winter islanders are little kids I'm gonna give it to her kids -- anarchy Doug Kendall and where it is and I yeah.
-- -- conspiracy -- and it's not your brother you.
Mark to get stuff done to not a problem not.
Government assistance I wouldn't do that I -- The play that -- McGovern.
Ministers I wanted to point to this that's not conspiracy I gotta tell you.
The private distributors is just the fact they do a much better job at distributing flu vaccines -- the government has done in this case out of pandemic and everyone's going crazy.
But the usual people that actually do this are out of the loop for the H1N1 shot and they usually get it delivered all around now -- with a shortage -- right now.
We're gonna see more and more of -- it'll become easier to get I certainly hope so could we need this shot yeah.
Yeah we have a big pandemic here on -- Obama.
But -- it and.
Then that the point of all this don't rely on the government for that for jobs -- definite theme of the show today doctors think doesn't make you very much on the I'm -- in this case I really -- I don't think.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- She got a terrible -- out then well you ship.
Yeah I okay.
-- you're you're one of my favorite.
The Guinea pig to take this shot live on TV I was a demo or to chicken did you consider Rebecca with a demo -- out there to be compliant with the shot.
And -- my feet.
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