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Swine Flu (H1N1) Law and Policy
Historic Materials - 1976 Swine Flu Immunization Program

Click here for the Swine Flu (H1N1) Spring 2009 Outbreak

See also: SARS; Pandemic and Yearly Influenza Control

Analysis

26 April 2009 - The starting point for understanding the decision making problems in a potenital pandemic is the report on the 1976 swine flu scare - The Swine Flu Affair. A key difference between the 2009 outbreak and 1976 is that in 2009 there are documented cases. In 1976 there was fear of an outbreak but no documented outbreak.

Resources

A Look At Responses to Pandemic Influenza: The Swine Flu Experience of 1976, Korey D. Harvey, May 2, 2008

The Swine Flu Affair: Decision-Making on a Slippery Disease, Richard E. Neustadt and Harvey V Fineberg, DHEW, 1978

Swine Flu Vaccine Injury Compensation - Unthank v. United States, 732 F.2d 1517 (10th Cir. 1984)

 

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