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Research on topics for discussion, in this case, the Black Death
plague that ravaged medieval Europe between 1348 and 1353, can lead to
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
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.
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
Tommy Ross follows his older brothers to be an apprentice in the
hazardous trade of mining coal. It is doubly dangerous, for his
father has been sent to organize a local union in a "company
owned" coal camp. "The Prosperity Coal Company" is a novel based
on actual events that occurred all across the coal belt, when
America was on the cusp of the great depression, and union wars