Mischke show notes: April 28, 2009

  • Keep this in mind this week: In 1976 President Gerry Ford ordered a nation-wide program to prevent a swine flu epidemic. The reason? One 19-year-old soldier had died of the illness at Fort Dix. The mass vaccinations began, but soon people receiving the vaccination started developing a paralyzing nerve disease right after taking the shot. Within two months 500 people were affected with this nerve ailment. More than 30 died. Later the government learned that the strain of swine flu virus they were dealing with wasn't really all that dangerous. Whoops.
  • James Kuhn, the man who painted his face every day for a year, has finished his 365-day project. Sit back and enjoy the show.
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