A recent blog post Bring Out Your Dead brought up a topic that comes up in a number of Family Trees that I have traced. This looked at the effect of various Pandemics on modern history, and this has lead me to write up in this blog post covering the surprising effects of Pandemics on the people of Great Britain. 735 more words
The following is excerpted from River of Lost Souls: The Science, Politics, and Greed Behind the Gold King Mine Disaster. This month marks the 100 year anniversary of the pandemic sweeping through Silverton, Colorado, and killing about 10 percent of the population. 1,245 more words
On This Day in Dallas: Oct 12, 1918, Mayor Lawther Bans All Public Gatherings in Effort to Slow Spread of Spanish Flu
America entered World War I on April 6, 1917, nearly three years after it began in Europe. News of the war dominated the headlines, so when young and formerly healthy soldiers began to fall ill from an influenza virus in spring of 1918, the public was not particularly alarmed. 735 more words
If you have watched the movie “Outbreak”, or “Contagion”, you would be aware of how serious health epidemics can be contained.
The crux is to know exactly who has been in contact with who, who the alpha is, and then quarantine those infected and those with contact with the infected people, and monitor. 196 more words