The story is what it is. It demonstrates extreme sloppiness and is a cause for concern that this type of miss handling is widespread. I don't think anyone thought the all vaccines everywhere offered by everyone were inspected. it was a sample.., The results were shocking. I dont think anyone is saying that all vaccines or nearly all, at all times, given everywhere, don't really work.
Yes, this is shocking and definitely not a conspiracy theory as some people have been implying.
Patients must educate themselves, ask questions (as recommended by a governmental ad), and above all ask to see the patient insert or bottle to inspect the expiration date. Mistakes happen, and they happen all to frequently.
For instance, when I was hospitalized, the nurse came in to give me some medications. She was not following hospital procedures, so I asked her to double check my hospital ID bracelet with her records. She had the wrong patient, and had I not been awake at 2 AM that morning, she would have given me a drug to which I was allergic, and which had been prescribed to another patient. Since I have been hospitalized three times recently in three different hospitals, it is sad to report that this happened at least three times to me. Not an isolated event.
Patients, therefore, cannot blindly accept whatever treatments doctors and nurses want to administer.
Back on topic .... neither can patients blindly accept the fast foods that hospitals are now serving to patients. Almost all the hospitals in my area serve mass-produced fast foods that are loaded with preservatives, are so overcooked so that it is difficult to cut and chew any meat products, and have little flavor (i.e. they taste like cardboard). Thirty years ago, hospitals had award winning food services who would cater to the public and even provide meals to seniors. Few offer these services today in an effort to cut costs.
How can a patient get well if they are served a substandard diet without fresh fruits and vegetables and so have little nutritional value? Heck, hospitals today are not even following the diets suggested by the American Cancer Society.
Has anyone looked at the menus and diets provided in convalescent hospitals that cater to our elderly population? Pathetic.