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May 7, 2009
In 1976, when I was in college, President Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination campaign because of a swine flu outbreak at Fort Dix Army base. I remember the panic. A few months later $1.3 billion in claims had been filed by victims who suffered paralysis or crippling Guillain-Barre Syndrome from the vaccine, which was also blamed for 25 deaths. More died from the vaccine than from the swine flu. A pandemic is an epidemic that is geographically widespread and extremely difficult to forecast.
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May 7, 2009
In 1976, when I was in college, President Ford ordered a nationwide vaccination campaign because of a swine flu outbreak at Fort Dix Army base. I remember the panic. A few months later $1.3 billion in claims had been filed by victims who suffered paralysis or crippling Guillain-Barre Syndrome from the vaccine, which was also blamed for 25 deaths. More died from the vaccine than from the swine flu. A pandemic is an epidemic that is geographically widespread and extremely difficult to forecast.
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