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Penn Med experts warn against comparing COVID-19 vaccine to 1976 swine flu vaccine disaster

(09/09/20 4:01am)

With the Food and Drug Administration’s recent announcement that it might authorize a vaccine for emergency use before Election Day, some experts are comparing Operation Warp Speed – the United States' coronavirus vaccine effort – to the 1976 swine flu vaccine disaster, where the government quickly released a vaccine to the public that caused serious side effects in some recipients. But vaccine inventors from the Perelman School of Medicine say making the comparison is not that simple because the conditions in both scenarios are very different.