It is said to be the most devastating outbreak in world history. More people died of the flu in a single year than those who died in the four years of Black Plague from 1347 to 1351. In addition, it killed more people in 25 weeks than AIDS killed in 25 years. The 1918-1919 flu also known as "Spanish flu" was a global catastrophe. Epidemics become unmanageable at alarming speeds because people might not use proper treatment, lack of herd immunity.
The differences also come in the supplies, they had different types of lands, crops, and water. In Doc 2 Virginia was a very deadly place, almost 28 percent of the population died each year because of dysentery and typhoid fever. The water source that the virginians had was a mix of saltwater and freshwater from the James River Estuary, times of the day they would be drinking saltwater and at other times they drink freshwater. Most people died because of the dehydration that the saltwater brought and that their kidneys shut down because they consumed too much
When it comes to the thought-provoking question of what is limiting economic growth around the world there is no definite answer. Dean Kamen is the founder of SlingShot a water purifier Kamen in the documentary not only identified the problem he proposed a simple solution--clean drinking water. Resources contribute to economic growth and water is a resource unfortunately many countries don’t have access to clean drinking water. How can you have economic growth when half of the population is sick and not don’t have the ability to work because of the water contamination? Although, we are currently on macroeconomics this was shown on a micro level with the Flint water crisis.
In the recent Can Science, “Recycling Cans: A Vital Source of Income for the Poor,” it states that, “Today, canners earn between 5 and 10 cents per redeemed can. They can earn up to 25% more per item if they separate the cans from the bottles, and the glass by color” (“Recycling”). Additionally, the Oscar-nominated documentary short film, Redemption, brings viewers into these people’s lives and viewers can see the soul crushing and hard work that goes into canning and how candid they can be. For example, one adverse confrontation followed by a caustic tone caused Susan to fight a rival canning Chinese woman over cans, which led to an abhorrence towards each other. Although canners are fighting to survive, it also shows that they were averse to giving up those cans because to them they see it as losing a percent of a pay check.
This type of irresponsible, binge drinking party can cause a lot of deaths in underage drinkers. If they were exposed to drinking earlier in life, where a parent could teach the child to not drink until you can’t walk, it would greatly reduce the amount of deaths and accidents caused by over drinking. According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, two-hundred thousand people underage people visit the emergency room a year due to serious injuries from binge drinking. Of those two-hundred thousand people, over four thousand of them have died from over drinking. In 1984 Ronald Reagan signed the
During the twentieth century, gov- ernments started adding iodine to salt in areas where more than 1 in 20 school- children had enlarged thyroids.² Tragically, however, around a third of the world’s population – some 2 billion people – still do not get enough iodine, including some of those living in mountainous regions of South East Asia, Latin America and Cen- tral Africa.⁸,⁹ Despite our detailed understanding of the thyroid’s importance, these people remain at risk of serious and usually preventable health problems. Even in the UK some of us do not get enough iodine. One recent paper noted that unlike almost every other developed country, no national surveys have monitored iodine status in the UK since the 1940s.¹⁰ Despite this lack of evidence, many doc- tors believe that people in the UK receive enough iodine in their diet. New research now challenges this complacency. For example, two-thirds of women in the UK seem to be iodine deficient during pregnancy.¹⁰ Tragically, even mild iodine defi- ciency can leave a baby with a low IQ or can undermine school performance.¹⁰,¹¹ This may imply that many other people may also be deficient in this essential
Over a million children become sick every year from the water (The Ganges River). Indian environmentalists point the finger at the government, more specifically, at what is called the Ganga Action Plan. The plan to clean up the Ganges River failed, and pollution levels just keep getting higher, enraging citizens (Ridge). The plan failed due to old technology, unfollowed laws, internal government corruption, and mismanagement (Zubrzycki). In response, hundreds of Hindu holy men have threatened to commit suicide unless something is proposed to change (Nahar and Peel).
In 1996 over 140 children died after being accidentally shot. Over 1500 children are injured this way every year. this is a step in the right direction. several pro-gun supporters do not like the idea of being forced to use a lock on their gun. several traditional household items have safety devices.
Another study published in 2014 estimated that Earth 's oceans now contain 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic overall, based on data from 24 trash-collecting voyages over a six-year period. That 's a lot, but it still hasn 't discouraged everyone from trying to clean it up — including the Ocean Cleanup foundation, whose research is part of an elaborate, long-term remediation plan. Ultimately, even advocates of ambitious cleanup projects acknowledge that more plastic recycling — and wider use of biodegradable materials — is still the best hope for getting ocean plastic under control. Prevention is cheaper and easier, but as Bamford points out, old habits can be hard to
Tapped can use these numbers for the rest of the world, but when you really see what these numbers mean you really start to realize tapped is not completely right. "By 2030, two-thirds of the world will be lacking access to clean drinking water." According to who? This may seem like a fact, but truly it is a theory. Lets find the truth about bottled water and how it really helps the world and the people on it.
Yet in the United States, 40% of food goes to waste,”(1). Robert Lee learned how big the problem of wasting food was in college when he joined a group called Two Birds, One Stone. Americans are struggling with food yet 40% of food is getting wasted. He is regarded as a hero by many people because he helps decrease food waste and trim down the amount of hunger. He started an organization to help him with this, but even before starting an organization, he helped reduce food waste and lessen hunger.
Fluoride, the government’s way of saying “we don’t want you to succeed”, has been poured into the water supply by the government for years and has still gone strong. The government thought it was a great way to protect our teeth, but instead it caused more pain which brought forth the fluoride conspiracy. The fluoride conspiracy can be proven because there has been extensive research on the subject, and the side effects of fluoride are easily visible and they include lower IQ, certain cancers, and the feeling of docility. The U.S is ranked low on the totem pole of countries in terms of education and some don’t know why. The reason for this lower standard is because of Americas own screw up.