Despite years of emergency planning in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9 /11, and ample warning in the days preceding Hurricane Katrina that it would cause widespread destruction, no government, national, state or local adequately prepared vulnerable communities. After Katrina struck, the governmental response was inept. Local governments in New Orleans and other towns were overwhelmed, unable even to communicate with their personnel on the scene. State governments found their resources stretched to breaking point. The national government, cautious about appearing too proactive, delayed its response until specifically asked
Due to the large arrival of people in Soho, London, pollution increased and the London government had to resort to dumping the waste into nearby rivers. This action contaminated the water supply, and shortly afterwards, the cholera outbreak occurred. As a result of the cholera outbreak, water pumps in the city delivered water that was contaminated with cholera. During John Snow’s time, people believed that cholera was an air borne disease. They were unaware that cholera was actually water
Brohen Krsulic March 3, 2012 Mr. Demarco History 161 Black Death The Black Death The Black Death is a terrible disease that left many Europeans dead back in the Middle Ages. The Black Death is thought to have started in Asia then started to spread west towards Europe. It spread so fast, that people did not have time to realize what was happening. It devastated cities with death and panic.1 One of the main reasons for the spread of the Black Death was due to fleas. The fleas were carried by rats; fleas are a blood sucking parasite that feed on humans and other animals as well.2 The disease spread in two ways one is by a flea going on a “feeding frenzy” and by saliva.
The television show I watched and listen to was "The Doctors". Boonie Bernstein was a spokesperson on the show. She explain how she experience pain in her leg and ignored the problem because she was a athlete and thought it was a pulled muscle until weeks later she began having trouble breathing, swelling and redness of her leg. When she went to the hospital, she was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The medical terms used in the topic was deep vein thrombosis (DVT), DVT is common but serious medical condition.
They were also impossible due to the contaminated land. [IMAGE] By 1978 the localised conflicts had turned to wars with Cambodia, and with China in 1979. The continued problems were too much for a large portion of the civilians. Thousands fled the country, most in boats, but also in aircraft, in search for a new life, boarding any vessel until it was dangerously full. These 'boat people' as they were later known, spread to Britain, and even the USA.
Villages filled with the dead were burned down, to contain and kill the disease. Nothing worked. Outbreaks of the disease seemed to come in cycles. Just as people thought it was over, a new rash of illness would hit the towns, and from the towns move to the villages. People did not know that infected rats carried the disease.
Nicholas Bloom, Author of Public Housing that Worked, acknowledges the skepticism of most Americans in saying,“Across the country public housing projects are being demolished at a record pace largely because most Americans believe that public housing has no chance of succeeding.” So why is public housing failing? And what will be done before thousands more Americans are left homeless. Public housing has created reliance on the government, unsafe living conditions, and large concentrations of poverty. Everyday events and common occurrences inside public housing would shock many, due to the high volume of violence. Also shocking is the high prevalence of health issues.
The disease is gone, the riots are over, yes yes, all good; but now the fear has moved from enemies to government. Before the revolution things couldn’t have gotten worse. The disease ridden degenerates were all over. Plague, poisoning, mental retardation, the list goes on. Over half the public wasn’t fit for survival, didn’t deserve to live, should be terminated and forgotten; that’s what the government led to be believed.
In medieval Europe, during this time, the epidemic drastically decreased the population in Europe. It had terrified the hearts of every person in Europe to know that an unexplainable disease, of that magnitude, was out there. The once positive outlook people had on the life of the thirteenth century had perished along with the many lives the plague took along with it. The mystery of the causes of the plague took over five centuries to uncover. Several unjustifiable phenomenon and myths were devised during this period concerning the causes of this disease.
Some elements of legislation indicate a measure of panic. Within a year of the onset of plague, during 1349, an Ordinance of Labourers was issued and this became the Statute of Labourers in 1351. This law sought to prevent labourers from obtaining higher wages. Despite the shortage in the workforce caused by the plague, workers were ordered to take wages at the levels achieved pre-plague. Landlords gained in the short term from payments on the deaths of their tenants (heriots), but 'rents dwindled, land fell waste for want of tenants who used to cultivate it' (Higden) and '...many villages and hamlets were deserted...and never inhabited again'.