Pandemic Essays

  • H1N1 Pandemics

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    been facing pandemics. A pandemic is an epidemic, an outbreak of an infectious disease that spreads worldwide or at least across a large region. Some of the most known events have been the Spanish flu (at the beginning of the 20th century) or the H1N1 pandemics (at the beginning of the 21st century). It can already be noted that pandemics which were more localized in the past have now a world scope and world impact due to the travelling’s international intensity. The most recent pandemics that the world

  • Flu Pandemic Problems

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    The most recent flu pandemic occurred is in 2009 which is known as swine flu H1N1. The term “flu pandemic” can be defined as epidemic of a type of influenza virus that spreads seasonally in an enormous scale around the world. The emergence of problems to a country to brace the consequences of the infectious disease is frightful and need to be closely examined. This essay will explain the challenges that will be faced by the government due to the possibility of a flu pandemic in the next decade by

  • The Deadliest Pandemic In History

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    “Influenza Pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world” (Chan). This quote that was just stated is very relevant to what happened in 1918 during the Great Influenza or what is also called the Spanish Influenza. Many people call it the “Mother of All Pandemics” because of its impact. John Barry’s “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History” shows us how the influenza took part in people’s everyday

  • The Importance Of The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

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    Pandemics are events in which a disease spreads across the entire world. Many pandemics have become notorious for their lethality, symptoms, or historical events that surrounded them. Various notorious pandemics include the ‘Black Death,’ an event caused by the plague, Yersinia Pestis, that killed an estimated 25 million people (“Black Death”), or the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic, an event that has killed an estimated 35 million people (“HIV/AIDS”)

  • John Mandel's Station 11 Analysis

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    Because they were so young when the world ‘ended’, most of their pre-pandemic memories were lost, due to either the lapse of time or perhaps a little bit of PTSD. These two characters illustrate how badly people who can’t even remember most of the old world craved going back to it. Kirsten and August are accustomed to their lifestyle in the Traveling Symphony, but fantasize about what life would have been like if the pandemic had never hit. For instance, when leaving an abandoned house that the

  • Spanish Influenza Research Paper

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    What is the Spanish Influenza? The Spanish Influenza type A is a pandemic also known as H1N1, one of the deadliest viruses ever. Meaning it had spread globally killing a vast number of individuals. The vector for this virus is an avian also known as a bird. In 1918-1919 it was known for the number of deaths it caused as well as how it was commonly mistaken for a common cold because the signs and symptoms were extremely similar. “It killed more than 50 million people worldwide in a year time period

  • Giovanni Boccaccio: The Black Death

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    men, how many fair ladies, breakfast with their kinfolk and the same night supped with their ancestors in the next world!” (Giovanni Boccaccio). Millions infected, millions died; This is the black death, one of the most destructive and widespread pandemics recorded in our history. Nearly 80% or more of the victims perished, their death sentence carried out within a period of days. The main cause of the black death is still between stories but the symptoms and social toll that it took on Europe are

  • Bubonic Plague In London Essay

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    The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, was arguably the most devastating pandemic in world history. So when the plague hit London from 1665 to 1666, people had a fair reason to be alarmed. My question that I will answer by the end of this essay is that; why was the Great Plague of London important and how did it impact the people of London during that time? The sources I will use are: The Influence of Bubonic Plague in England 1500-1667 by Alan D. Dyer, Plague in London: A Case Study

  • Analyze How The Black Death Changed The World By Heather Whipps

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    The Black Death Consider a disease that kills 50-90% of its infected victims. The bubonic plague, also known as “The Black Death,” has existed for many years. It is an extremely lethal disease that has horrendous symptoms. The first recorded case was in China in 224 B.C.E. There was a horrific outbreak in Europe during the mid-fourteenth century killing about one third of the population. There was also an epidemic in China during the 1330s. During this period, China was a trading nation, which led

  • The Consequences Of The Black Death In Europe

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    Have you ever thought if you can get something good out of being sick? It sounds really strange as sickness usually causes pain in our body and that we cannot do many things as we have to recover.However in European history,the Black Death was one of the greatest catastrophes in their history but also led to Europe’s “golden age” which was the Renaissance.The Black Death was a deadly plague in the 1300’s and killed an estimated of 20-25 million people. It spread through black rats and fleas when

  • The Black Death: The Hundred Year's War

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    It was the Spring of 1348, and the citizens of Europe were malnourished due to limited food supplies for such a large population. This made them more susceptible to the outbreak of the Black Death. The Black Death originated in Asia, then moved westward into Sicily. From Sicily, the plague crept its way up through Europe infecting millions of people, in total killing more than one third of Europe’s population. In fact, over fifty percent of the population of Siena died, along with fifty percent

  • The Flu Pandemic Analysis

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    down, hoping to enjoy the peace, when an invisible enemy invaded and killed thousands. Robert Marantz Henig, the author of the article, “The Flu Pandemic,” shows that the Flu Pandemic of 1918, though terrible, had three good impacts on America: It changed the ways scientists view illnesses, it started the

  • Informative Speech On Pandemics

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    Pandemics - SCRIPT Today I am going to talk about pandemics and my research question is: How can we prevent the outbreak of pandemics, such as the recent Ebola outbreak, in the future? Etymology First I'm going to explain the origin of the words pandemic and epidemic. Both of those words essentially mean the same thing, a highly contagious, rapidly spreading disease, with the only difference being that a pandemic takes place on a global scale while an epidemic occurs in just one country or region

  • The Black Death In Medieval Europe

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    Introduction The Black Death, swept across Europe in the late 1340, was one of the most fatal epidemics in the history. It should be noted that the name ‘Black Death’ was created in later ages. Contemporaries didn’t have specific name for it but called it ‘plague’ or ‘epidemic’. The Black Death arrived in the ports of Europe first in 1347, and soon spread in all directions in the next three years, and brought immediate death to victims. The breakout of the Black Death was considered as punishment

  • Cause Of Avian Pandemics

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    Pandemics will be the downfall of the human race. Avian flu can become this pandemic. Avian flu is a bird flu, but has been known to make the cross-species jump to humans, pigs, and even whales. The H5N1 virus, a strain of an avian influenza, has been terrorizing the world for several years. Symptoms affect the infected host very quickly and negatively, sometimes causing death in a day. Over 100 people have died as a result of this virus, mostly in Asia. The reason for this virus’ rapid spread is

  • Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History By Dorothy Crawford

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    flourishing as both harmless and deadly companions. Within her literary work Deadly Companions: How Microbes Shaped Our History, microbiologist Dorothy Crawford begins with a dramatic account of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), the first pandemic of the twenty-first century. Crawford travels back in time four billion years ago to the origin of microbes, recounting the evolutionary history of microbes, showing how microbes spread and cause epidemics, and revealing how coevolution yields host

  • Argumentative Essay On The Spanish Influenza

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    The Death Machine Within two years, it killed 50 million people worldwide. It hindered the lives of 500 million throughout the world, and 675,000 lay dead from this in the United States alone. This killer became known as the Spanish Influenza. The Spanish Influenza struck at the perfect time, on the tail end of World War I. With soldiers densely populated in bunkers, the flu spread like wildfire, especially when it arrived in the United States of America. The Spanish Influenza was a stone-cold killer

  • Día De Los Muertos: A Cultural Analysis

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    Maya and Toltec. As stated in Austin Robbin’s, “Día De Los Muertos Comes Alive at Visiting Artist Lecture” the imagery associated with Día de Los Muertos has its roots in a period of European history when death was a grand aspect of daily life. The pandemic in Europe during the Middle Ages known as the Black Death eradicated millions of people. This confrontation with death led to the representation of art depicting deceased. What is observable in current practices is the outcome of centuries worth

  • Effects Of The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards

  • A Monk's Tale Research Paper

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    “A Monk’s Tale” was written during the time period of the late 1300s and the early 1400s. When it was written, it said a lot about the cultural values during that time period. The medieval world had begun and so did the spring of literature. The Monk’s tale is a collection of tragedies teaching to be aware of Fortune and how ever-changing it can be. Reading it says a lot about the way people during that time period. The late middle ages was a time of both crisis and recovery. In the 1300s, the Europeans