Swine flu: 'Scaremongering' public health adverts from 1976 outbreak

The 1976 vaccination campaign is now considered to have been an overreaction based on mistaken fears that the swine flu outbreak would pose the same risk as the Spanish flu pandemic that followed the First World War, claiming the lives of up to 50 million people.

Many of the 40 millions Americans who signed up for vaccinations questioned the advice of the country's health experts after the predicted pandemic failed to materialise.

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