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October 07, 1976 - Image 2

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Thursdov. October 7. 19 16


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Cuban plane crash kills 78



vaccine available Nov.


BRIDGETOWN, Barbados ( P) bana, the Cuban national air-
- A Cuban passenger jet line, took off on a flight to Ja-
plunged into the sea near this maica and Cuba. The flight,
Caribbean holiday island yes- originated at Georgetown, Gu-
terday while trying to return yana, with a stop at Port-of-'
to Barbados after an explosion Spain, Trinidad.
on board. Rescue officials said "It (the plane) was 30 miles
none of the 78 persons aboard out of Barbados, about 1,400
survived. miles southeast of Miami,
B a r b a d o s Coast Guard when the pilot reported an ex-
launches and Bridgetown port plosion in flight," said Carol
tugs that sped to the crash site Lencki, a spokeswoman for the
11 miles offshore, along with Federal Aviation Administra-
an armada of volunteer pleas- tion in Atlanta, Ga. "He at-
ure boats, found only wreck- tempted to return to Barbados
age and bodies. and ditched in water 11 miles
"THERE WERE badly man- southwest of Barbados about
. Iman ,2:30 p.m. EDT."
gled bodies bobbing in the wa- ' 3 F ET
ter" and pieces of the smashed F F I C I A L S at Seawell
aircraft, one witness said. International Airport said the
The crash occurred shortly aircraft had developed engine
after the four-jet DC8 of Cu- trouble and was attempting to
return to Barbados for repairs
when it crashed.
LADIES' & CHILDREN'S e Air Canada said the plane
SPECIALTIES was a DC8 leased by Cubana
from Air Canada.
DASCOLA There was no breakdown of
STYLI STSthe number of passengers and
crew aboard the plane.
By Experienced Personnel CUBANA officials had no im-
Arborland-971-9975 mediate comment on the crash
Maple Villaqe-761-4733 and would not provide a passen-
Liberty off State-668-9329 ger list.
East U at outh --66 035W itnesses said the plane div-
A Religious Imperative

ed steeply into the sea and
there were signs of smoke.
The fleet of small vessels
headed out to sea within min-
utes of the creash - including
speedboats and pleasure laun-
ches from hotels along the west
coast of the island, Coast Guard
launches and government-
owned tugs.
THE SMALLcraft be-
gan bringing bodies back to
Bridgetown harbor about 2%/
hours after the crash. One gov-
ernment - owned tug arrived
with 10 bodies aboard and an-
other docked shortly afterward
with 36.
Before it became apparent
that nobody had survived, ap-
peals were broadcast in Bar-
bados for blood donors, and Red
Cross volunteers were sum-
moned to the Bridgetown har-
In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a
ham radio operator reported
hearing a Mayday internation-
al call for help from the
stricken plane. The operator
said the pilot reported poor
visibility and rain.
Service in San Juan warned of
heavy rains, high waves and
occasional gusty winds of 35
to 45 miles per hour in Barba-
dos and the other Windward
Islands, which could hamper
rescue operations.
The Cuban airline has flown a
regular service between Ha-
vana and Guyana with stops at
Kingston, Bridgetown and Port-
of-Spain for the past 2V2 years.

(Continued from Page 1) that promoters of the program quate protection for young
soldier died and several hundred in both government and industry adults. For those under thel
others became infected, experts used the 1918-19 disaster as a age of 25, a whole virus vaccine
have estimated the likelihood of scare tactic in order to get the is recommended, while those
an epidemic this winter as any- immunization plan approved. older than 25 can receive either3
where from two per cent to 50 Hennesey, who helped formu- kind.
per cent. late many of the basic theories THE WASHTENAW County
FIGURES such as these have' of influenza cyclical change and Health Department expects to
prompted critical remarks from identification of existing types, innoculate the entire University
such people as Dr. Sidney Wolfe,|still contends, "when the im- community with whole virus for
head of Ralph Nader's Health munization program was rec- the sake of convenience.
Research group, who stated ommended, it was a necessary Standing in line may well be
earlier this year, "The major course of action." the most painful part of the
disease in the U.S. this year re-; "THOUGH THERE'S less receivdure, hias orher vaccinatinoculee
lated to Fort Dix will not be likelihood we will see swine not from a needle, but by
swine flu, but rather swine flu flu this year," noted Henne-
vaccine disease." I sey," I certainly would advo- means of a jet injector design-
ed to accommodate as many as
Wolfe and others feel that the cate being vaccinated against 1,000 persons per hour.
risks of adverse reactions to the j it. "It works through pressure
vaccine outweigh the potential: Once a decision to receivespdtssue-
benefits to healthy persons. the vaccine is reached, the so no needle touches you, ex-
Alhoghnoon cn onratprocess awaiting the innoculee. liedJnfJcb,' ah
Although no one can contract' stenaw County health educator.
swine flu from the vaccine it- r is simple. Upon arrival at one n-It touches you, shoots the ex-
self (since the vaccie is pre-|of fou tmu locin tn- act dosage and it's painless. It
pared from killed virus) the i-ion, the Central Campus Rec- goes right through your skin
cidence of sore arms, swelling reation building on South For- quick and easy."
redness and pain at the vac-! est, the Intramural Building on A F T E R WA R D S, one
cination site has been put at 20 Hoover or the North Campus receives a shot card and a tele-
per cent to 40 per cent; svste- Commons, one will be given a phone number to call if any'
matic reactions such as head-! consent form to read and sign, unusual reactions are noted.
ache and general malaise at stating name, address and age. The Michigan Department of
around 20 per cent.-Two types of monovalent Health doe s not recommend
MONTO CONTENDS that the swine flu will be available at immunization under only three
risks are small compared to the ' most public clinics. One, the conditions. It advises that those
risk of an epidemic, and also whole virus vaccine contains, allergic to eggs consult their
points out that modern manu- as its name implies, whole, physician to determine if their
facturing techniques have great- killed swine flu virus. The oth- allergy might cause problems
ly purified the vaccine, >ignifi- er vaccine is called split virus because the vaccine is grown
cantly reducing the chances of because it uses only the nu- in eggs. Also persons running
side effects such as fever and cleus from the virus. Split vac- a fever cannot be immunized.
nausea often associated with the cine is supposed to give one and those who have had anoth-
early vaccines. less chance of adverse side ef- er immunization shot will have
Critics of the plan maintain;fect, but does not provide ade-( to wait two weeks before they

can receive the swine flu in- ing a new influx of germs
noculation. throughout the community,"
High risk persons, all those stated Anderson. "A university
over 65 and individuals 18 years community may be more prone
or older with chronic condi- with so many people going and
tions such as diabetes and heart returning from vacations.
and lung diseases, should re- "Because of the fact of
ceive a bivalent vaccine which grouping susceptibles together
will be administered by private in relatively crowded situations
physicians or by the Univer- such as dorms and lecture
sity Health Service starting in halls," said Dr. Monto," the
mid-October. University campus is a good
THE HEALTH SERVICE place for the virus and a bad
will not be distributing the place for the people."
monovalent vaccine. "University students tend to
Flu is likely to really hit in be skeptics," Monto remarked.
the winter months when people "To get the vaccine requires
go away and come back spread-1 a bit of faith."




Say It First in
the Classifieds.

.. ..

C h u r c h consultants in
arrested and deported -
church advisor on Human

the Philippines-
currently national
Rights in Asia.

A lbk w*. at1H* Nsw i r hoe Mwve abi

Thi. { ad ki the work of Orrle Fruikin and OavItto Saunk.

NOON LUNCH - informal discussion -
B.B.C. Film on Korea: "Political Repression-
Church Resistance," 3-5, Guild House, 802
Ethics and Reigion, 3204 Michigan Unionl-
Monroe - discussion 8 p.m., Ecumenical
Campus Center, 921 Church St.: "Human
Rights in the Philippines"
Memorial Christian Church, Tappan and
Hill: Workshops led by Paul and Dede Wil-
son, 10 a.m., "The Church Under the Cross"
and B.B.C. film on Reigious Repression in
Korea. 6:30 p.m., "Human Rights: Impera-
tive for the Church"

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