• Jason Keeble

A slice of history.

There are lessons to be learned from history but as George Bernard Shaw once said

‘The lessons we learn from history are that we don’t learn lessons from history.

It seems we human beings never learn from our mistakes, and lurch from one disaster to the next, listening to advice from leaders who do not have our best interests at heart, yet another lesson we have not heeded.

So, lets take a look at some history..

The year was 1976 and the U.S. government was in the throes of a campaign to “inoculate every man, woman and child in the United States” against swine flu in an effort to avert a repeat of the flu pandemic of 1918, which killed millions.

46 million Americans obediently took the shot. 4,000 of those individuals suffered side effects, leading to claims of $3.5 billion dollars in damages against the U.S. government.

The swine flu never developed into the global pandemic that health experts predicted, and vaccinations were halted two months after they began following reports that 500 people who received the shot developed a paralyzing nerve disease. 30 of those victims later died from damages allegedly caused by the shot.

Below is a video by ‘60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace investigating the fallout from the swine flu vaccine in 1976. I suggest everybody takes time to watch it as the similarities between the swine flu panic of 1976 and the Coronavirus pandemic are uncanny. Will history repeat itself?

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