Tag Archives: U.S.

Why Americans Need Single-Payer Health Insurance

Thursday, June 4, 2009 Medical bills or related illness contributed to more than 62 percent of personal bankruptcies in 2007, according to a new study. A nearly 50 percent increase from 2001 and not even reflecting the growing number of … Continue reading

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CDC: 100,000 in U.S. Likely Infected with H1N1 Swine Flu

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 The new H1N1 swine flu circulating around most of the United States is putting a worrying number of young adults and children into the hospital and hitting schools particularly hard, U.S. health officials said on Monday. … Continue reading

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A Spacewalk Does the Hubble Good

Saturday, May 16, 2009 In this extraordinary photograph, NASA astronauts Michael Massimino, working from inside Hubble and his partner, Michael Good, had no problem removing all six of Hubble’s 10-year-old gyroscopes. They easily replaced the first new set of two … Continue reading

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H1N1 Swine Flu Update

Sunday, May 10, 2009 Here is the latest news on the H1N1 swine flu from the World Health Organization (WHO) as of May 10, 2009. As you can see from the map, cases of H1N1 swine flu are continuing to … Continue reading

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First Human-to-Pig Swine Flu Transmission Reported in Canada

Sunday, May 3, 2009 Upsetting the epidemiological apple cart comes this story from our neighbors in the Canadian province of Alberta. Pigs on a Canadian farm have been infected with the H1N1 swine flu virus apparently by a farm worker … Continue reading

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Two University of Chicago Employees Have “Probable” Swine Flu

Friday, May 1, 2009 Ignored by the mainstream media is the press release that two University of Chicago employee are among the forty-one probable swine flu cases reported by the Illinois State Department of Health. The release says the employees, … Continue reading

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Confirmed Swine Flu Cases Triples to 331

Friday, May 1, 2009 The mainstream media is reporting an updated number of confirmed swine flu cases this morning. According to the World Health Organization, 331 people now have H1N1 swine flu — a jump of 30%. The virus, commonly … Continue reading

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