We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Getting some Tamiflu for your family and loved ones is simple insurance. You pay the $95. for a box for one person, and you pray that you will never need it. Or you can just hope that Mommy Government will or can miraculously save you from a pandemic. But Nature is far more powerful than any government. I, optimistically, doubt we will need it - but I have mine. It's a lot cheaper than dying: compare the cost with the cost of a coffin. Some hedge fund, you just have to imagine, is already long the funeral industry, just in case. And you know those guys have the medicine: they ain't stupid.
Stop telling people to get Tamiflu when mere mortals can't. Physicians can just write each other prescriptions. But no responsible MD will write one for a mere patient not yet sick. It would be called hoarding. I'm not saying I wouldn't get it for my family if I could. But your repeated warnings only make me more anxious. My husband refuses to go to our family doctor, asking for it, not wanting to be refused.