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(Studio) Officials say there's no connection between swine flu shots and deaths of 14 elderly people who took them; however, immunization clinics in 9 states and some local areas have closed temporarily.
(DC) Samples of vaccine used at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, flown to National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where tests on them being conducted. [National swine flu program director Dr. Delano MERIWETHER - says there's no reason to associate vaccine itself with deaths. Says investigators must give accurate evaluation of situation.] Many people concerned with safety of vaccine; one of government scientists who researched vaccine, Dr. J. Anthony Morris, says it's not safe. Morris was fired by FDA; reasons, accding. to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and to Morris, noted. [MORRIS - cites reasons he objected to vaccination program.] Govt. hasn't changed recommendation that all over 18 years old should get shot.
(Studio) Doctors now investigating possibilities with regard to relation of immunization to deaths.
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Investigations of 2 CDC (Centers for Disease Control) doctors and officials in Pittsburgh noted. Tests at Allegheny Cnty., Pennsylvania, coroner's office also cited. Major theory is heart attacks of 3 victims caused by stress and tension of inoculation procedure. [Cnty. coroner Cyril WECHT - says theory doesn't explain enough.] Officials hope for answer by end of week, but don't expect it.
(Owosso, Michigan) Michigan authorities investigating possibility that fatal heart attacks in 3 men caused by vaccine. Death of Paul Aikens cited. [Neighbor Judy PUTNEY - says death was surprise.] Doctors say Aikens died of heart attack; investigation conts. [Medical examiner Dr. John LYONS - says vaccine is new and they're looking for something that hasn't been found; that perhaps triggered heart attack.] Until investigation results in, Michigan swine flu vaccination program is suspended.
|Program Time:||05:37:30 pm - 05:43:00 pm. Duration: 05:30|
|Reporters:||Brinkley, David; Burns, Eric; Chancellor, John; Ross, Brian; Simpson, Carole|
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|Broadcast Type:||Evening News Segment Type: News Content|