Smithsonian Magazine Reports about U.S. Gov’t Swine Flu Vaccine That Injured Thousands in 1976 – Activist Post

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07-08-20 09:15:00,

By B.N. Frank

Since the 1980s, one U.S. government agency has paid over $4B to Americans who have been injured by vaccines. Wow, right?! CBS 60 Minutes produced a segment about one government campaign for a 1976 Swine Flu vaccine which harmed thousands of Americans who then sued for damages:

CBS ” 60 MINUTES” documentary on the swine flu epidemic of 1976 in the U.S. It went on air only once and was never shown again. Watch this video documentary and listen to testimony of people who caught Gullian-Barre paralysis because of the swine flu vaccine. They sued the US government for damages. 500 cases of Gullian-Barre paralysis, including 25 deaths—not due to the swine flu itself, but as a direct result of the vaccine. At the time President Gerald Ford, on advice from the CDC, called for vaccination of the ENTIRE population of the United States.

In 2017, Smithsonian Magazine published an article about the 1976 Swine Flu vaccine. Some might find it especially interesting that the aggressive campaign to quickly vaccinate the majority of Americans coincided with a presidential election.

From Smithsonian Magazine:

The Long Shadow of the 1976 Swine Flu Vaccine ‘Fiasco’

Some, but not all, of the hesitance to embrace vaccines can be traced back to this event more than 40 years ago

By Kat Eschner

smithsonianmag.com
February 6, 2017

In the spring of 1976, it looked like that year’s flu was the real thing. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t, and rushed response led to a medical debacle that hasn’t gone away.

“Some of the American public’s hesitance to embrace vaccines — the flu vaccine in particular — can be attributed to the long-lasting effects of a failed 1976 campaign to mass-vaccinate the public against a strain of the swine flu virus,” writes Rebecca Kreston for Discover. “This government-led campaign was widely viewed as a debacle and put an irreparable dent in future public health initiative, as well as negatively influenced the public’s perception of both the flu and the flu shot in this country.”

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Smithsonian Map Shows US Military Operating In Over 40% Of World’s Countries

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20-01-19 04:18:00,

Smithsonian Magazine this month published a stunning map detailing just how expansive the post-9/11 “war on terror” has become, demonstrating that contrary to the common assumption that it’s “winding down” more than 17 years later, it actually continues to grow and has now spread to more than 40% of the world’s countries. 

This includes American military and support personnel engaged in ongoing missions in 80 nations on six continents, according to Brown University’s Costs of War Project at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, which has recently calculated that since 2001 the US has spent $5,900,000,000,000 on war, mostly in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, and Yemen  where US military operations have become more or less permanent, with no consideration of ending them under any circumstances.

The map creators for The Smithsonian culled information from foreign government sources, published and unpublished reports, military websites and geographical databases, as well as foreign embassies and interviews with journalists and academics, according to Smithsonian.com.

And the authors of the study even note they were “conservative” in their numbers concerning US military and State Dept. personnel engaged in the “terror war” throughout the globe as of 2019. 

The map demonstrates the following:

We found that, contrary to what most Americans believe, the war on terror is not winding down—it has spread to more than 40 percent of the world’s countries. The war isn’t being waged by the military alone, which has spent $1.9 trillion fighting terrorism since 2001. The State Department has spent $127 billion in the last 17 years to train police, military and border patrol agents in many countries and to develop antiterrorism education programs, among other activities.

The authors also noted that US counter-terror operations abroad “are likely more extensive than this map shows,” especially as this is merely based on non-classified information. 

The timing of the map’s publication this month is interesting given Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “Force For Good” speech in Cairo on Jan. 10, wherein he lauded the US military as a “liberating” and progressive force for good for the Middle East: “For those who fret about the use of American power,

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