1.) Thesis When pandemics occur, they bring massive change to human life, uprooting current social conditions of the people, but also helping advance the knowledge around medicine and technology during that time and for future generations.
2.)Topic Sentence 1 When a significant pandemic is caused by disease, it causes massive amounts of deaths, decreasing populations and bringing new social standards to the area it hits.
a. Evidence 1 When the Europeans had arrived in the Americas in 1492, it had carried over smallpox, which was a contagious disease that killed 30% of who caught it in Europe. The Native Americans were not immune to this sickness and began to die in a drastic amount of numbers, wiping out almost about 90% of the population. The way of life in the Americas for Natives had been deceased, now Europeans America would never be the same, making it the diverse country it is today. However, the original people who had once lived on the land had been killed off and been taken advantage of throughout history. This shows how a desire able to colonize and develop on these lands. This had helped make America stronger under European influence. The history of Amease uprooted an entire nation.
b. Evidence 2 The first report of AIDS/HIV had been discovered in 1981, and this disease is still around today, affecting millions of people per year. This disease was confirmed through the advancements of science that it was a transmitted sexual disease. This epidemic has no cure, but there has been medicine made to slow the infection rate. Now in almost every high school, students are being taught the dangers of unprotected sex and other sexually transmitted disease to help future generations. Condoms and other new conceptive devices are made to reduce the risk of spreading. The LGBTQ community became a voice because of the disproportionate way it hit its members. Many people during the 1900s and before were homophobic, and after this disease, there would be a new acceptance. Discrimination against people of the LGBTQ community has been reducing, and these people have now been accepted into society. This had broken previous social standards that believed in the traditional way of just a man and a woman being together.
3.) Topic Sentence 2 Through the hard times brought from pandemics, knowledge is taught about science, medicine, and technology. This new knowledge can help future generations with different diseases.
a. Evidence 1 The Spanish Flu had hit the world at the end of the devastating WW2, in 1918, killing about 1/3 of the world’s population. When this outbreak began, there were no official protocols in the U.S. to deal with an issue like this—from the 19th century and before epidemics had been seen as acts displayed by God or the gods with some religious motive. Finally, the “Germ Theory” had replaced false ideas, and the resurgence of science had seemed because of this disease, finally seeing the human impact. The disease had brought improvements in hygiene and sanitation. A new faith in science had been adopted, and they finally had seen how little medical knowledge they knew and realized they needed to learn more. Congress would approve a $1 million budget for the U.S. Public Health Service to begin recruitments for medical aid. It has been over 100 years since this flu and new vaccines, drugs, antibiotics,s and other medicines have been created to treat and prevent this disease. The CDC had also began doing more “scientific research” to prevent a new epidemic.
b. Evidence 2 Today, the world is facing a dangerous impact from the COVID-19 virus, hitting over 300,000 people. This has been a new pandemic met, so the cure and treatment of it has been limited. However, America and other nations have implemented Quaritine standards that would have never been implemented in the past. People are preventing the spread of the disease through the use of the technology being developed and developing. We have sanitation being put into place for at home and in public situations. The FDA is currently working on new medicine and other medicines that will help treat and possibly cure this disease. As of right now, they see some medicine in Africa that has prevented the disease and is looking into the science there. The outbreak of this virus has brought detrimental effects to the world but has also stimulated the new creation of advancements to prevent an outbreak like this from re-occurring further.