1979 Swine Flu PSA Evokes Laughter Instead of Fear

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Apr 30, 2009 • References: youtube
Swine Flu is on everyone's mind. The epidemic has been sweeping the globe and has everyone taking more pre-cautions than usual. With its growing coverage, it is no surprise that there are people who are looking to make light of such a dark situation.

This Swine Flu PSA ad was originally shot in 1976 and it has recently resurfaced as viral comedy. The overzealous Swine Flu PSA uses scar tactics to force people to get their vaccines before the flu spreads like wildfire.

And no, it doesn’t matter how fast you run, you can’t outrun swine flu. Bobby learned the hard way. Stats for Overzealous PSAs Trending: Older & Mild
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