Negative Effects Of Pandemics

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In order to understand a problem, the first step is to figure out how the problem came about. To fully understand the cause of Pandemics and the disastrous effects they have on society, scientists reflect back on previous outbreaks in history. The Spanish influenza epidemic of 1918 took the world by storm and caused major havoc across the globe. An estimated 25 to 50 million people died from the disease and over 500 million people were affected around the world. Though people survived this catastrophic outbreak, they faced many struggles later as life went on. Those who were exposed to the disease very early in life faced noncancerous issues such as cardiovascular disease and respiratory disease. A research study was completed in order to find out how big of a threat early disease exposure and old age mortality was from the three waves of the pandemic that hit the United States in 1918. For each pandemic wave, the results were much different. The results were different from each wave because of a couple of factors. One being the severity of the influenza diseases during the wave and the other being how long the wave last. The second wave which lasted from September of 1918 until the end of 1918 was the deadliest. The rates in which people were exposed to the disease…show more content…
If the society does not start developing a well-developed plan to prevent an outbreak from occurring, the world could succumb to disease like they did to plagues in the 14th century. This article is very relevant considering it is the most recent pandemic outbreak that caused the most concern. An even more concerning factor about Ebola is the fact that symptoms can be flu like, which influenza is a type of pandemic as well. The disease is a double-edged
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