The Nation: A Shot in the Arm

A lot of people simply do not believe that swine flu is real, while others think the vaccine is dangerous. So the U.S. Government campaign to inoculate 86 million Americans against the virus by Christmas was lagging badly—when along came Larry Hardison of Concordia, Mo., to give the program a shot in the arm, so to speak. Federal health officials reported last week that the 32-year-old telephone lineman had developed an apparent case of the illness in October. Hardison has since recovered, but he has spurred thousands to roll up their sleeves. The...

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