October 26, 2009

Non-metaphorical Metaphor of the Day

From The New York Times: A Nation Battling Flu, and Short Vaccine Supplies
Earlier this month, the government was forced to announce that only about 28 million doses [of the swine flu vaccine] would be available by the end of this month, about 30 percent below the 40 million it had previously predicted. . . .

Some companies hit bottlenecks in putting the vaccine into vials.
Companies producing the nasal version of the vaccine also experienced some congestion.

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