Former HHS head Tommy Thompson on board of Verichip Corp.
Last year, I took a long look at the flu vaccine shortage and the incompetence I found was quite shocking. Even after all the other incompetence displayed by the Bush administration in the past year, I still find it hard to believe.
Another story I've covered here concerns a company called VeriChip, which produces a grain-of-rice-sized implantable RFID chip. Their slogan is "Get Chipped[TM]", and they even have a ChipMobile that drives from town to town encouraging Citizens to undertake the quick, painless procedure.
As it turns out, back in July, the former head of Health and Human Services Department, Tommy G. Thompson, joined their board:
VeriChip is a subsidiary of Applied Digital and the only company to provide both implanted and external RFID security solutions for people, their assets, and their environments. From the world's first and only FDA-cleared, human-implantable RFID microchip to the only patented active RFID tag with skin-sensing capabilities, VeriChip leads the way in next-generation RFID technologies. Today, over 3,000 installations worldwide in healthcare, security, industrial, and government markets benefit from both the protection and efficiencies provided by VeriChip systems. For more information on VeriChip, please visit www.verichipcorp.com.