Soul Vaccination - The Swine Flu Fraud of 1976
Are you willing to take an unproven vaccination so quickly? You might want to see this before you do.
The Swine Flu Epidemic Fraud of 1976. You probably never heard about it until now.
Why is that the case?
In the winter of 1976, a novel strain of influenza caused hundreds of respiratory infections at Fort Dix in New Jersey. The virus appeared to be closely genetically related to the 1918 flu pandemic that killed over 100 million people globally. Health Secretary F. David Matthews solemnly predicted at the time: "We will see a return of the 1918 flu virus that is the most virulent form of the flu. In 1918 a half-million Americans died. The projections are that this virus will kill one million Americans in 1976."
It sounds similar to the predictions we heard about deaths from COVID-19 in February and March of 2020.
President Gerald Ford’s administration embarked on a zealous campaign to vaccinate every American. In late March of 1976, President Ford announced the federal government’s plan to immunize “every man, woman, and child in the United States.” Emergency legislation for the “National Swine Flu Immunization Program” was signed on April 15th, 1976. Some suggested the vaccination campaign seemed politically motivated due to Gerald Ford’s reelection campaign that year.
The vaccination program turned out to be a deadly mistake. Adverse reports soon surfaced about the vaccine. Due to the urgency of creating new immunizations for a novel virus, the government used an attenuated “live virus” for the vaccine instead of an inactivated or “killed” form, increasing the probability of adverse side effects among susceptible groups of people. A neuromuscular disorder called Guillain-Barré syndrome was discovered in recipients of the drug, and vaccinations were halted about two months after they began.
The vaccine subsequently resulted in over four-hundred and fifty people developing the paralyzing Guillain-Barré syndrome. The New York Times went on to declare the vaccination program a “fiasco.” It was a clear repudiation of what was supposed to be a well-intentioned public health initiative by the United States government.
The lingering effects persist. American’s distrust of vaccines can be traced to this disaster. The 1976 Swine Flu debacle caused millions of concerned citizens to have negative perceptions of both the flu and the flu shot.
CBS “60 MINUTES” aired a segment on this event. You can watch the video below to listen to the testimony of someone who was paralyzed because of the swine flu vaccine. They eventually sued the US government for damages.
The difference now, and what I feel to be a more pressing danger, is we have no analytical major media outlets. Do we have journalists asking tough questions today?
On the CDC website today, they say people who got the vaccination did have an increased risk of “approximately one additional case of GBS for every 100,000 people who got the swine flu vaccine.”
Are you willing to take a chance on a new vaccine for COVID-19?
Is the risk worth it?
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Song About Vaccines
Well, it’s not about an actual medicine, but it sure is funky.
Soul vaccination fo' mo' better health,
Part of our soul protection plan (Vaccinate)
Get ready for the injection to cut down on the infection,
'Cause soon we've got soul perfection.
Where can I get a patch suit like that today?
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