Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu PSAs from 1976!

Three decades ago there was another swine flu scare. In retrospect, the government then over-reacted and a lot of folks who received the flu shot got sick from that. Some even died.

But I must admit: even knowing that, these public service announcements from 1976 about swine flu are darkly hilarious...

Thanks to Lee Shelton for finding these!

1 comment:

Brian said...

That second one was just morbid. The narrator sounded almost happy about it when she said "But Dotty had a heart condition and she died. But BEFORE she died..." Creepy. And the music, that was straight out of a Nightmare on Elm Street or something.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu PSAs from 1976!

Three decades ago there was another swine flu scare. In retrospect, the government then over-reacted and a lot of folks who received the flu shot got sick from that. Some even died.

But I must admit: even knowing that, these public service announcements from 1976 about swine flu are darkly hilarious...

Thanks to Lee Shelton for finding these!

1 comment:

Brian said...

That second one was just morbid. The narrator sounded almost happy about it when she said "But Dotty had a heart condition and she died. But BEFORE she died..." Creepy. And the music, that was straight out of a Nightmare on Elm Street or something.