Comparisons between deaths reported after swine flu and Covid-19 vaccines are misleading30 July 2021What was claimed Thirty-two deaths from the swine flu vaccine in 1976 halted the programme. Deaths reported after a Covid-19 vaccine are not necessarily caused by the vaccine. 1 of 2 claimsSeveral posts on Instagram have compared the rollout of a swine flu vaccine in the US in the 1970s with the Covid-19 vaccination programme. What happened with the 1976 swine flu vaccine? “Because of intense surveillance of vaccines for all kinds of side reactions and the litigious atmosphere surrounding the swine flu program, these cases surfaced very quickly.”The swine flu identified in 1976 did not lead to a pandemic.