2009 flu pandemic

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  • Join The Flu Fighter Analysis

    ‘Join the Flu Fighters’ is an informative and persuasive leaflet given out to adults across the UK, whose employers have decided to use this service. This means that there is a specific audience to relate to – working adults – so healthy males and females aged 18-60 generally. The background context is relevant for this leaflet as working adults have similar basic desires – to save money and have an easy kind of life. The author of this leaflet seemingly plays on these desires, examples include “free flu vaccination”, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and reassuring language. ‘Free’ things are what the majority desire, nobody likes to pay for things, which is why mentioning that it is free is effective. The author also comments why it is free in the F.A.Q., because “it is provided by the employer”. This makes the audience feel lucky, in…

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  • Raymond Wang Essay

    “Wang said he decided to tackle the problem when he discovered that few people in the airline industry were actively working on ways to improve the quality of airplane air” (Brown). During flight, many pathogens come on board with the passengers such as: Influenza, Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), Tuberculosis, H1N1(Swine Flu), Meningococcal disease, and Ebola. “Wang referenced two cases of these viruses spreading on a plane, with the H1N1 flu virus spreading it to 17 other travelers…

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  • The Great Influenza Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    In this passage from John M. Barry’s book, The Great Influenza, an account of the 1918 flu epidemic, he writes about scientists and their research. Barry’s purpose is to have his reader question everything so that reality can be found in the end. He utilizes the use of anaphora, imagery, extended metaphor, and rhetorical questions to make the reader reflect in a scientific way. To set the stage, Barry starts off by structuring his first paragraph anaphorically to give the reader two…

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  • Hammer V. Dagenhart Case

    Rough Draft The year of 1918 played a crucial role in shaping the future of the whole world with the actions of Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, the influenza pandemic, the case of Hammer v. Dagenhart case, the propaganda used in World War I, and the fashion. January 8, 1918, many months after the United States entered World War I along with the allies which included Britain, Russia, France, and Italy, President Woodrow Wilson delivered the Fourteen Points to the United States congress. In it,…

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  • Spanish Flu Pandemic In 1918

    Introduction The 1918 Spanish Flu resulted in the exposure of one-third of the world’s population with an overall death estimate of 50-100 million people 1,2. In the United States, mortality rates were as high as 675,000 people representing 28% of the population2,3. The Spanish Flu affected the United States in three waves. Symptoms during the onset of Spanish Flu in March of 1918, were overall not perceived to be alarming to the American Population. Whereas during the second wave of the…

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  • Spread Of Infection Research Paper

    The Spread of Disease, Viruses, and Bacteria The spread of disease, viruses, and bacteria have been around since the beginning of times. According to Center for Disease and Control Prevention, the first pandemic was recorded in 541 AD, lasting around 200 years, and killing over 25 million people in the Mediterranean. This was known as the Justinian Plague (CDC). CNN shows that hundreds, even thousands of years ago during an epidemic outbreak, the disease would mainly impact the areas where…

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  • The Great Influenza Book Report

    “The Great Influenza” by John M. Barry is a narrative of the events that occurred during the Influenza pandemic of 1918. The author goes into depth about how the pandemic began as it slowly made its way around the world and how society reacted/changed from the disease. John Barry thoroughly explained the process of how the scientist answered the questions on Influenza. Such as the pathogen of the disease, the transmission, and ways to prevent it. As he explained the evolution of the disease, he…

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  • Influenza Pandemics Research Paper

    The Challenges of Preventing an Influenza Pandemic on Populations of Developing Countries One of the most common illnesses is influenza. It is a contagious viral infection that usually affects the respiratory passages, causes severe symptoms, and can occur in an epidemic. An epidemic is the slow spread of an infectious disease to a large number of people in a population within a short period of time (Wikipedia). A pandemic is an epidemic outbreak of an infectious disease that can spread through…

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  • Spanish Flu Pandemic Of 1918 Essay

    The Spanish Flu was infectious and deadly diseases during the 1918. Throughout history the human race has faced many diseases but one of the most devastating was the Spanish Flu. The flu pandemic of 1918 was one of the deadliest in modern history. It occurred during World War 1, when the United States of America joined the war. At the time there was no drugs or vaccines for this deadly virus. The Spanish Flu was infectious and deadly diseases during the World War 1. The influenza or flu of 1918…

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  • Influenza Pandemic Analysis

    The Relationship Between World War I and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 War and disease have been intertwined throughout history as human pathogens, weapons and armies have met on the battlefield. 1914-1919 marked the cruelest war in the chronicles of the human race preceded by the world’s deadliest unspoken pandemic. The aftermath of World War I proved so profound in their consequences that the influenza virus remained a blur in the public’s memory. Instead, focus was shifted towards the…

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