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Vaccine Is On Its Way, But Public Still Wary. Swine Flu Campaign Faces Key Barriers: Unease, Ambivalence

Posted Oct 13 2009 10:04pm
Excerpts from the Washington Post:
As the federal government launches the most ambitious inoculation campaign in U.S. history, several surveys indicate the public is decidedly ambivalent.

"Safety is our top priority," said Anne Schuchat, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "What I want people to know is that no corners were cut at all."  [Then why did your agency, HHS, give immunity from liability to the manufacturer and to government officials who planned this program, Dr. Schuchat?  And where are the completed safety studies? --Nass]

Only 13 percent of those surveyed in the Harvard poll thought the vaccine was very safe for pregnant women.

The CDC is launching a multimillion-dollar campaign to promote vaccination and quell concerns...
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