Tag Archives: Pandemics

Washington in the Time of Cholera : A Pandemic of Ignorance

Graphic by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog. Health Care Reform: A Pandemic of Ignorance and Fear By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / August 29, 2009 I have just finishing reading Naples in the Time of Cholera 1884-1911. … finish reading Washington in the Time of Cholera : A Pandemic of Ignorance

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ToFlu: The Next (Tongue-in-Cheek) Pandemic

Bird Flu, Swine Flu, ToFLU? Is a worldwide pandemic affecting only vegetarians next? Actors: Andrea Chalupa, Matt Pearson, Katrina Cacal, Rakesh Baruah. Written/Directed by Rakesh Baruah. Produced by Modern Jackass Productions. Thanks to Diane Stirling-Stevens / The Rag Blog

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Swine Flu Redux : We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

Doctors and nurses treat patients at a tent hospital for influenza victims in Lawrence, Mass., in 1918. Archive photo from Hartford Courant. The outbreak in the Spring of 1918 was not the huge killer. It came back in a second … finish reading Swine Flu Redux : We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

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Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

Updated May 4, 2009 This photo, on the Smithfield Farms website, (still there at this posting on May 3, 2009), carries the following caption: “Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never … finish reading Al Giordano : How the ‘NAFTA Flu’ Exploded

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The Swine Flu Scare, and the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

Masked Albertan farmworkers during 1918-1919 Spanish flu pandemic. Photo from Wikipedia Commons. When the deaths began to pile up, and most of those affected were young healthy people, just like the Spanish flu, it is easy to see how the … finish reading The Swine Flu Scare, and the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic

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Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

The nature of the livestock industry has been transformed dramatically. Photo by Oleg Popov / Reuters.The swine flu crisis lays bare the meat industry’s monstrous power The Mexico swine flu outbreak should alert us to a highly globalized industry with … finish reading Swine Flu and the Monstrous Power of the Livestock Conglomerates

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