The Press: Shots in the Arm

President Ford got a shot in the arm last week that he very much wanted: after heavy presidential pressure, congressional opposition to federal liability insurance for Ford's massive flu vaccination program collapsed. The legislation breezed through Congress by unanimous voice vote in the Senate and by 250 to 83 in the House. Now more than 200 million Americans will eventually have a chance to get a shot in the arm that some may need, and others not, that some will want, and others will not. Under the law, participation will be entirely voluntary. The Department of Health, Education and Welfare must...

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