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Swine Flu Outbreak

of 1976

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March 24, 1976: Ford Orders Swine-Flu Shots for All
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1976: President Gerald Ford orders a nationwide vaccination program to prevent a swine-flu epidemic.
Ford was acting on the advice of medical experts, who believed they were dealing with a virus potentially as deadly as the one that caused the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic.

The virus surfaced in February at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where 19-year-old Pvt. David Lewis told his drill instructor that he felt tired and weak, although not sick enough to skip a training hike. Lewis was dead with 24 hours.

The autopsy revealed that Lewis had been killed by “swine flu,” an influenza virus originating in pigs. By then several other soldiers had been hospitalized with symptoms. Government doctors became alarmed when they discovered that at least 500 soldiers on the base were infected without becoming ill.

It recalled 1918, when infected soldiers returning from the trenches of World War I triggered a contagion that spread quickly around the world, killing at least 20 million people. Fearing another plague, the nation’s health officials urged Ford to authorize a mass inoculation program aimed at reaching every man, woman and child. He did, to the tune of $135 million ($500 million in today’s money).

Mass vaccinations started in October, but within weeks reports started coming in of people developing Guillain-Barrť syndrome, a paralyzing nerve disease, right after taking the shot. Within two months, 500 people were affected, and more than 30 died. Amid a rising uproar and growing public reluctance to risk the shot, federal officials abruptly canceled the program Dec. 16.

In the end, 40 million Americans were inoculated, and there was no epidemic. A later, more technically advanced examination of the virus revealed that it was nowhere near as deadly as the 1918 influenza virus. The only recorded fatality from swine flu itself was the unfortunate Pvt. Lewis.

History’s verdict of the program is mixed. Critics assail Ford, accusing him of grandstanding during an election year — it did him no good, because he lost anyway — while kowtowing to the pharmaceutical companies. Supporters laud the ability of the nation’s health bureaucracy to mobilize so effectively.
Those who remembered 1918 probably consider it money well spent.
Hope Mr. Barack Hussein doesn't make the same decision.

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Puts it into perspective??? How much our fucking media SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Puts it into perspective??? How much our fucking media SUCKS BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Swine flu is not new, but there is a big difference between then and now. In the past swine flu could make the jump between humans, but now that has changed. I agree the media are a bunch of FUCK TARDS! They make this sound like it's the end of the world.

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In the past swine flu could make the jump between humans, but now that has changed.
No clue. I just know that there was a major scare in 1976 that killed 30 people from the VACCINE.
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We are fucked!

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Notre Dame student has swine flu
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The reason I started this thread is because an acquaintance told me that he survived this stupid thing back in 1976.
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Did you read the article?



The reason I started this thread is because an acquaintance told me that he survived this stupid thing back in 1976.
I agree, so far all have recovered in the US but one. There was a death of a 23 month old baby I just read. I'm not worried and people need to use common sense like cover your mouth when sneezing or coughing a wash your hands. I am amazed how many people DONíT do these things.

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You guys need to learn to be more sensitive! The term "Swine Flu" is offensive to people that follow Judaism and Islam. It should be renamed "Mexican Flu" you jerks.

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The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, an Israeli health official has said.

Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and forbid the eating of pork products.
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Whats amazing to me as I sit here in my cafe is that so far this morning I've walked past 2 of my customers tables and found them reading the book of Revelations in the bible.
maybe a local church is doing a study of that particular book?

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Thats my biggest pet peeve with anybody, how hard is it to cough into your sleeve or cover your mouth.

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Thats my biggest pet peeve with anybody, how hard is it to cough into your sleeve or cover your mouth.
If you cover your mouth, use the back of your hand.
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Just heard on the radio, still not sure if it's fact or fiction but..... First outbreak of Swine Flu in IL today in Rogers Park! If thats the case it's here people!

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Just heard on the radio, still not sure if it's fact or fiction but..... First outbreak of Swine Flu in IL today in Rogers Park! If thats the case it's here people!

WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!
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April 29, 2009 (CHICAGO) -- Chicago school officials shut down an elementary school Wednesday after one child contracted a probable case of swine flu, and the Illinois Health Department said other cases are suspected in the state.

The likely cases are Illinois' first in a swine-flu outbreak that has killed more than 150 in Mexico and spread across the U.S. and other parts of the world. The first U.S. swine flu death in the current outbreak was confirmed Wednesday, a 23-month-old child in Texas.

In Chicago, attendance dropped at the Joyce Kilmer Elementary School before the student was found to have a probable case of swine flu, school officials said.

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so... swine flu is here.

.......,.,.,.,.,.,.



(thats mexico)



and then BAM



. <~ single kid in chicago school gets it.



is this disease shot out of a sniper rifle from the navys deck?


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newsweek says we will be fine
for once i agree with newsweek

which totally works.. cuz if i am wrong.. i will be dead... and i won't have to worry about admitting that i could be wrong.
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http://www.reuters.com/news/video?vi...nel=healthNews

and the cdc is controlled by the govt. which loops back to my first post!

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http://www.reuters.com/news/video?vi...nel=healthNews
I am sure there will be some deaths
There are deaths from most types of flu

There are deaths from lawn mower accidents
people die from damn near everything in an aggregate that size


We have a lot of people in this country...

I meant "will be fine" in a "as a society we will not all die.."

I mean 150 people have died from this in mexico
there are over 100 million people in mexico... So.. 1 in a million or so odds of dying

What do you suppose your odds of dying are everytime you swing a leg over that motorcycle of yours?

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