Minnesota Nice Meets The Flu Shot Shortage

From today’s New York Times:

“In most places, people are clamoring for flu shots – waiting in lines, calling every clinic in town, even going to Canada. But in Minnesota, the opposite problem has emerged: even people considered most vulnerable are forgoing the shots so there will be enough left for others. This puzzling reaction has left state health officials charmed, but also urging an estimated 1.6 million high-risk residents to be vaccinated.”

The article goes on to quote a sweet 88-year-old lady from Inver Grove Heights named Ann Thiel as saying that too much money gets spent on people her age at the expense of younger folk, and that “I’ve had more than my share of good luck.” Ann, I think I speak for all us young ‘uns when I say, we appreciate your gesture, but honestly, go get your shot. We’re doin’ fine…

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