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. … Continue reading

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Rag Bloggers | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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 … Continue reading

Posted in RagBlog | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments