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|My brother makes a supply run during the last "bird flu" season.|
A Tale of Tamiflu
Back just before I retired, there was a really big Bird Flu scare in the United States. There didn't seem to be much you could do about it, though some CDC tests indicated that the early application of Tamiflu might be beneficial.
Tamiflu was pretty cheap until that hit the airwaves. Then it was essentially gone. I got a prescription for enough to cover the four members of my immediate family, and I went looking for it. I went to town after town, but it was all sold out.
Finally, in a town down south of here, I went into an Eckerts Drug Store. The pharmacist was a real jerk. He went ballistic on me and gave me a big ration about how Tamiflu was ineffective against bird flu, and how doctors shouldn't even be prescribing it, and all about how people were needlessly bothering him about it. I didn't have time to listen to this worm so I walked out. But as I headed out the door, one of the cashiers took me aside. She told me this guy had bought every single Tamiflu pill for his own family, and had not even left any for the other people who worked there. She was really mad and I don't blame her. But the moral of the story is, don't assume that just because somebody is wearing a white lab coat and a pair of black rimmed glasses that they aren't greedy, selfish and lying swine.