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

This was later revised and published as, Richard E. and Fineberg, Harvey V. Neustadt, The Epidemic that Never Was, Vintage Books (1983)

Modern reprinting

(These are PDF files ranging from 1 - 3 megs) (full file for printing - 30 megs)

FOREWORD 1
1. THE NEW FLU 5
2. SENCER DECIDES 10
3. COOPER ENDORSES 17
4. FORD ANNOUNCES 24
5. ORGANIZING 31
6. FIELD TRIALS 37
7. LIABILITY 48
8. LEGISLATION 57
9. STARTING AND STOPPING 63
10. CALIFANO COMES IN 72
11. LEGACIES 77
12. REFLECTIONS 86

TECHNICAL AFTERWORD 104

APPENDICES 117

A. "Cast of Characters"
B. Terms and Organizations 121
C. Detailed Chronology 123
D. Selected Documents 146
E. Useful Questions 167

READINGS 171
NOTES 173
AUTHORS 179
INDEX 180

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