Saturday, 21 November 2009
Swine flu - 1976!!!
Ok so you thought swine flu was new, did you? Did you know it was around in 1976 and died out very quickly (rather than killing the entire population as the advert below seemed to suggest would happen). This was part of a major campaign based on fear to get a vaccination (a shot). It makes you think about how irrational fear can sometimes be provoked! Some bloggers think that it was a campaign just to get people to buy the vaccine and so bring profit to the pharmaceutical companies (in the USA anyway, where they don't have a public health service). They also think the same thing is happening again now. What do you think? Leave a comment.