Tag Archives: Swine Flu

Roger Baker : Debunking the Vaccine Scare

Graphic by David Dees / deesillustration.comSwine flu vaccine: The facts behind the kerfuffleBy Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / November 5, 2009 Are the big pharmaceutical companies endangering our health with risky things like swine flu vaccine? Maybe vaccines … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic : Seven Facts About ‘Swine Flu’

Swine Flu scare: a man wears a mask upon arrival at Gatwick airport in London on a flight from Mexico City. Photo by Dan Kitwood / Getty Images. Your best defense — your only real defense in any flu season … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Republicans Blocked Pandemic Preparedness from Stimulus Bill

Susan Collins brags that she led the fight to strip the stimulus bill of pandemic preparednes. Here she shares inanities with President Bush in 2008. Photo by Ron Sachs / Getty Images North America.GOP Know-Nothings Fought Pandemic Preparedness Every discussion … Continue reading

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