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# Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Scare Tactics Throughout History
Posted by Grace

This swine flu is nothing new—and neither is the panic. A 1976 outbreak was described as "the epidemic that never was." The flu itself killed only one person, but hundreds were injured or killed by a vaccine the government came up with. (Read the whole story here.) About a third of the US population was vaccinated, perhaps thanks to scaremongering public service announcements like these:



Click here for answers to all your swine flu questions. Thanks to Sally Jacobs for the video link!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:40:40 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [0]