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Video: The Swine Flu Scam Of 1976, On 60 Minutes

The Sunday, November 4, 1979 broadcast from the CBS investigative news program 60 Minutes on government propaganda around the 1976 swine flu scare. Just as happened in 1976, the virus is not a significant threat having very low morbility and … Continue reading

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German drug maker covered up warnings about thalidomide risk

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker smh.com.au SECRET files reveal the German maker of thalidomide ignored and covered-up repeated warnings that its drug could damage unborn babies. The Herald has obtained excerpts of never-before-published files from pharmaceutical giant Grunenthal’s archives, which detail … Continue reading

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The Pill Makes Women Richer

Kate Sheppard Mother Jones Not only is birth control helping women not get preggers, it’s also making women richer. Widespread availability of oral contraception—a.k.a. “The Pill”—has played a major role in closing the gender wage gap since the 1980s, according … Continue reading

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TUC says more older staff working unpaid

BBC News A quarter of a million more people aged in their late 50s and early 60s are now working unpaid overtime than were a decade ago, a report says. The TUC said the rise was out of line with … Continue reading

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