HMG is wasting more money setting up a ‘Swine Flu Hotline’, where at least 2000 underpaid minions are waiting ask you a number of set questions which will tell if you have Swine Flu. A correct response will get you a ‘scrip for antivirals.
Sir Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer, has himself admitted people will be able to cheat the system.
It will not be long before the “correct” answers that will get people anti-viral drugs will appear on the internet somewhere.
However, the government accepts this is the price it is willing to pay for relieving the pressure on the health service.
Sir Liam says he believes it will only be a “minority” of people who do abuse it.
There are also safeguards in place. Everyone in the country has a unique flu number so if they try to get anti-virals more than once the NHS will know.
So, it’s your taxes, and HMG admits “this is the price it is willing to pay for relieving the pressure on the health service”, so go for it! Get your free Tamiflu and stock it up for when a real virus hits.