Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blog Report week 2

"Finding a Scapegoat When Epidemics Strike."

This article is packed with historical and scientific facts and yet it's still ENTERTAINING! The writer possesses a hypocritical/sarcastic tone that make the reader laugh while seeing the questionable ways of many countries.

The article itself doesn't talk extensively about the fatal effects of epidemics such as the Black Death or the H1N1 Swine Flu, instead it talks about how theses deadly plagues get/got their names and the origins of the first know cases; many of which don’t coincide with their given names. For example The Spanish flu originated in Kansas not Spain.
It was also interesting to see that over the years many epidemics have been given names that suggest they originated in one place when they in fact originated elsewhere. The last one to shift the blame often gets the name.

So much for he who smelled, it dealt it...

1 comment:

  1. Freddy, you picked an interesting article to bring to people's attention. Seems like people are always pointing the finger at the Other when something goes wrong. If you send me your email address, I'll email you with some observations on style, punctuation, etc.