December 16, 2021
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#738 Erring on the Side of Panic
The media is scaring the bejesus out of us about the Omicron variant, but being on perpetual high alert can backfire. And the case against feeding the hungry. Writer, activist and podcaster Nora Loreto co-hosts. 
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The media is scaring the bejesus out of us about the Omicron variant, but being on perpetual high alert can backfire. And the case against feeding the hungry. Writer, activist and podcaster Nora Loreto co-hosts.

Links:

  • Toronto Star piece re: Omicron
  • Blacklocks Reporter piece re: Minister Anita Anand’s husband
  • National Post: Capitalist Manifesto
  • Toronto Star piece re: Food Banks
  • Nora Loreto’s book, Spin Doctors: How Media and Politicians Misdiagnosed the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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