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1979 CBS 60 Minutes Coverage of X53A Vaccine for 1976 Swine Flu


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Comment by xenia s
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 Not withstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, provided that, based on a periodic review, the Commissioner has found that within the City of Boston, the local public health  authority has adequate and appropriate resources to exercise authority relative to subparagraph  (5), said local public health authority, after notifying the Commissioner, may exercise authority  relative to subparagraph(5) of this section during either type of declared emergency unless such  action is deemed by the Commissioner, after consultation with the local public health authority,  to be contrary to the interests of the Commonwealth. Upon request or issuance of an order by the commissioner or his or her designee, or by a local public health authority or its designee, an officer authorized to serve criminal process may arrest  without a warrant any person whom the officer has probable cause to believe has violated an  order given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection and shall use reasonable diligence to enforce such order.

Any person who knowingly violates an order of the commissioner or his or her designee, or of a local public health authority or its designee, given to effectuate the purposes of this subsection  shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or by a fine of note more than  one thousand dollars, or both.

Comment by J E Andreasen
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Although the writers chicken out at the end, I recommend the recent five episode Torchwood; 'Children of Earth' on BBC America, which explores how government institutionally views it subjects. 

In light of the Swine Flu and other dire threats, I think it best to examine the governments advise and do the exact opposite.

Comment by Chip Saunders
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 I remember this vividly, even though I was in 3rd grade at the time. The nurses came in that day with their special pneumatic injector guns that looked like some evil medical torture device right out of STAR WARS. At that age, I already didn't like going to the doctor to get shots, and I was scared to death what this ray-gun-looking thing was going to do to me.

To my amazement, it was painless!! And from that day on, I always pestered Mom and Dad that when I went in for my annual check up and flu shot, I demanded we go to wherever they they had those things that looked like automotive paint guns. Everyone else was obviously soooooooo behind the times. Sticking sharpened steel lances into the flesh of unsuspecting children? As Dr. McCoy on the Enterprise would say, "BARBARIANS!!"


Comment by Ernest Hancock
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Didn't they change the law so that you can't sue the Drug Companies (or likely the Government) about vaccines any more?

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