As the caption says, our Minister of Health Dr. Faisal Al-Hamer together with top “influencers” including businessman Farouq Al-Moayyed, ex-MoH undersecretary Abdulaziz Hamza and a bevy of other personages too were the first to be given the H1N1 vaccine in Bahrain. About 200 according to this piece from Al-Wasat this morning:
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Al-Wasat – 8 Nov 09
GDN version here (English)
The minister also confirmed that we have 888 cases of proven H1N1 cases in Bahrain resulting in 8 deaths out of a suspected pool of 15,000 cases out of which his ministry tested 3,074 in the lab. The common lore suggests multiples of that actual figure of course, but who’s counting? They want to jab-happy the whole population.
Our friend Alia Al-Moayed – a known nutritionist and health expert – doesn’t support this jab-happy approach. She was actually reprimanded (and threatened to have her license revoked) by the same ministry for “spreading untruths and panic” to her suggestion to the adoption of the healthier lifestyle as a natural antidote to this Swine flu malarky. I’ll call them somehow getting one of her uncles to be jabbed right after the minister a simple coincidence.
Regardless though, I’m not really interested in either point of view. I’ve heard enough now to be completely confused. For the moment; however, I’ll defer to the side of Alia than I would with Faisal.
Now, with that, I shall declare a little Mtv-style competition open and that is for the best caption on the picture above – not sure what I’ll offer as a present though, maybe to try to get the winner to the top of the queue for a jab? 🙂
Have at it guys!