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    In the novel Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel, a serve collapse occurred within the city. This outbreak affected many individuals, and the survival rate kept decreasing; 99.9% of the population has already been killed. The culprit to the collapse was known as the Georgia flu. This flu was extremely contagious. But in the novel, Mandel encounters on an interesting concept. She wants to explain that even before the collapse, life was still difficult. One way that Mandel demonstrates…

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    Mealworm Experiment

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    Mealworms are common insects. Mealworms infest stored products. The mealworm/darkling beetle’s scientific name is Tenebrio molitor. As larvae, mealworms are long and cylindrical, with hard light-brown bodies. Mealworms grow to become darkling beetles with a 2-3 centimeter long black body. The larvae, the only point in the insect’s life when the insects are called mealworms, become fully grown into beetles in close to 3 months. The mealworm/darkling beetle’s life cycle is as follows. The insect…

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    Back in the Middle Ages, 50% of people died from a terrible disease called the Bubonic Plague. Though this plague was devastating, many great advancements came from this. Art and literature had a new age of change, going from dark to bright. Science expanded, giving us new ideas about the universe. From this period we know many great things, but what would happen if the plague broke out now? After the plague, many this changed. People still supported God, but they started to question the…

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    Samantha Clark Timothy Hudenburg His 101/023N December 8, 2017 Morality v.s. Mortality: Exploring the Black Plague and Attempts to Prevent its Spread. The Black Death (Bubonic Plague) caused by the Yersinia pestis, a bacterium found in the blood of rats was transferred to fleas which would then pass it on to humans, was one of the largest epidemics in human history. Some historians say it claimed approximately one quarter of the population in Europe and West Asia by the end of the fourteenth…

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    The bubonic plague also known as the black death was one of the most devastating disease outbreak in human history. The plague has killed more than one third of the European population. With about twenty-five million people dead the European population decreased dramatically. The black death killed more people than any war or disease ever did up until that time. This outbreak has impacted family life, economy, and the church big time. When the plague first reached Europe people started to panic…

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    Swill Milk Scandal

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    Back in the 1850s in New York, an epidemic blazed. People were becoming sick and dying. Even babies were suffering. This was the Swill Milk Scandal, a plot to make money that killed as many as 8,000 infants in just one year. People were drinking tampered swill milk and still would have been had not regular New Yorkers raised their voices and stood up for those that were sick. The same is true in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel is set in 1930s Maycomb, Alabama. A girl named…

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    get power just a little bit, though. Soon after the commoners had power King John was deserted and he had no one to back him up. Therefore, he had to sign the Magna Carta. Second, feudalism fell because of an epidemic widely known as the Bubonic Plague or called “The Black Death” this was caused by infected rats and fleas jumping onto people then days after they would soon die. About ⅓ of all of the Europe was affected by this horrible disease. But more than people were affected to for example…

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    The Black Plague was a very dangerous plague that started in Europe in the early 1300’s. It took out nearly a third of all the European population during the first wave and more followed that. This plague started thanks to the Y. Pestis bug in China and from there, it just rapidly began to spread across Europe. Of course, we now know a lot of information about this today, but in the early 1300’s people didn’t really understand what was going on. The Europeans began to try to figure out the…

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    The plague “How and why did the plague occur in Medieval Europe occur?” The first account of the description of the plague was from Messina. In early October 1347 twelve Genoese Gallery entered Messina Harbour. The people of Messina noticed the men with unusual black boils on their bodies. Anyone who spoke to the men quickly developed a boil the size of a lentil on their thighs and upper arms. This resembled a “burn boil”. The patient would then vomit blood for 3 days after which on the 4th…

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    following the Black Death was Church’s loss of power. Before the Black Death, religion was a vital part of the people’s daily lives. When the Black Death struck people all over Europe, including the religious monks, nuns and priests were victims of the plague.…

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