The government is making plans to offload millions of doses of swine flu vaccines because it is predicted that a third wave of the 'pandemic' is unlikely to happen.
Options include selling surplus vaccine (who would buy it?) or donating it to poorer countries, but a stockpile will remain in place.
Cases of swine flu have now dropped dramatically to well below what is usually seen in winter flu outbreaks.
Last week France announced it was selling millions of doses of the vaccine after finding they had more than enough to cope with the outbreak.
The UK bought 60m doses from GSK and 30m from Baxter but the smaller contract had a break clause should the doses not be needed. An official figure for the cost of the vaccine to the UK has never been given but it is likely to run into hundreds of millions.
If the government negotiated a break clause with Baxter why wasn't the same done with GSK? Surely the WHO has some serious questions to answer as they announced the pandemic status which caused governments to rush into buying this untested material?
Or will it all be hushed up as usual. Maybe the Chief Medical Officer's comment is a clue. Sir Liam Donaldson said they would be calculating the economic costs of the pandemic at a later date.
Surely Sir Liam doesn't think we'll forget about the scaremongering stories he issued on a daily basis and the unnecessary expense of buying a vaccine which expert medics openly agreed had not been given appropriate testing. We won't forget Sir Liam, believe me we won't forget.