CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 05, 1976
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(Studio) Admin. plans for ntnwide. swine flu inoculation slowed down by Capitol Hill since word from Pennsylvania authorities Legion disease not swine flu.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Senator Health subcommittee ready to act on bill to go ahead with plan until Dr. David Sencer of Center for Disease Control said Pennsylvania outbreak didn't look like swine flu. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary David Mathews said go ahead anyway. [MATHEWS - says public will now want immunizations and it should be available.] Subcommittee decides to wait; chrmn. Ted Kennedy afraid if precedent set, other public health programs will demand government insurance House Commerce Committee trying to act on insurance bill without hearings until word came from Pennsylvania. House Judiciary Committee to check bill until Tuesday when Commerce Committee meets again. Proponents of bill say it could go through before Congress adjourns next week for Republican national convention but would be tight. Secretary Mathews says program already not in good shape.
REPORTER: Neil Strawser
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