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Swine Flu Shots / Paralysis #41285

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 17, 1976
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(Studio) Swine flu vaccinations apparently only to be revived if there's an epidemic or absolute proof there's no connection with temporary paralysis. Doctors say there's no reason for panic for those who've had shots.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Details with regard to Guillain-Barre syndrome noted. Testifying to Senate subcommittee on health, assistant Department of Health, Education and Welfare secretary Dr. Theodore Cooper makes recommendation if link found. [COOPER - says if link found he'll be first to recommend suspending program permanently.] [Pediatrics professor Dr. Saul KRUGMAN - says if there's no evidence of swine flu in country when or if no connection with paralysis found, program won't resume, but if flu activity shown, it will be different.] Med. experts say without major epidemic now, program dead.
REPORTER: Jules Bergman

(Studio) Cases of paralysis noted in those inoculated occurred within 3 weeks of recing. shot.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Bergman, Jules;
Walters, Barbara

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