Medieval Plague Outbreak Depiction

 March 25, 2020

An On-Line Publication of the Anonymous Anything Society


  Research on topics for discussion, in this case, the Black Death plague that ravaged medieval Europe between 1348 and 1353, can lead to amazing facts.

  I began with a comparison of the virus that causes it and Covid-19.

  I rush to add that the two are much different and appear to be so upon observation of both by electron microscope. (Yes, both exist in certain laboratories.)

  This leads me to question that a medicine effective in treating malaria will cure persons stricken by the Coronavirus, as posited by a self-described stable genius.

Rat-killing during the Galveston Outbreak of 1920
  Medieval Europe was rife with dysentery, leprosy and smallpox, and when the “Black Death” arrived, the population was extremely vulnerable.  (It was called that because the victims turned swollen and blue before expiration; from the medieval Latin word “bubo”). The name Bubonic Plague prevailed in English.

  It has been estimated that some 50-million victims, more that 60-percent of the known population on our planet at the time, were killed by the malady. Google does not identify the exact location where it first struck but it spread like wildfire throughout Europe and the British Isles. Often, there were not enough persons able to bury the dead.

  Epidemiologists know that the plague is spread from person to person via the bacteria “Yersina pestis”

  Bubonic Plague ended in the Middle Ages due to the rigid application of quarantine of affected persons. In recent years, it has been diagnosed in a few groups of victims in Mongolia and Algeria. It has proven to be fatal in 50 to 70 percent of diagnosed victims..

  Nowadays, application of antibiotics such as streptomycin and doxycycline can be successful in treating patients suffering from Bubonic Plague if diagnosis and treatment is prompt.

  I am certain that many millions join us in praying for the search for an effective antidote for Covid-19.
-Phil Richardson, Storyteller and Observer of the Human Condition

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