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Swine Flu / Vaccine #245027

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 24, 1976
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(Studio) 1918-19 flu epidemic killed millions. President Ford calls for efforts to inoculate every United States resident against swine flu by next fall.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) 500 soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey, affected by swine flu; 1 died. Health representatives afraid flu similar to flu epidemic that killed 20 million in 1918-19. [FORD - says can't afford to take chance with US' health.]
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

(Lansdale, Pennsylvania) Merck, Sharp and Dohne Labs featured. Ford wants all Americans inoculated before end of November Federal government will pay for $135 million vaccine if Congress approves.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint (WCAU-TV)

(DC) [Dr. Albert SABIN - says virus has bad history. It may not be bad this time, but can't take that chance.] Med. opinions noted.
REPORTER: Robert Pierpoint

Cronkite, Walter;
Pierpoint, Robert

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