ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 02, 1976
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(Studio) House committee okays President Ford's request for $135 million for vaccine for swine flu.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Atlanta, Georgia) Of $135 million allocated by House Appropriation Committee, only $26 million set aside for getting vaccine to people. State health representatives and doctors meet at Center for Disease Control; swine flu discussed. New Jersey [sic] Dr. Joanne Finley refers to scare tactics used to get vaccine okay. CDC (Centers for Disease Control) director, Dr. David Sencer, says can't gamble with life. [New Jersey assistant health commissioner Dr. Martin GOLDFIELD - says also gambling with lives to give vaccine to everybody.] [SENCER - says had to make decision in interest of public health.] Success of program depends on private doctors selling vaccine to patients.
REPORTER: David Snell
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