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  1. Coronavirus
    One of the driving factors for spreading Yersinia pestis (Bubonic plague, aka Black Death) in the Middle Ages was looking for food. For the most part people ate fresh foods. Yes there were stuff like peas, wheat.. etc, but there were no long term food storage like what we have today. Even...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Another Ebola outbreak in Africa this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC. A quarantine zone was set up, and three people left the zone. Examples go all the way back to the middle ages of people fleeing cities. During outbreaks of the plague people would flee the cities. This...
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    I touched on this in an earlier thread, but I think it's a subject worthy of a thread. "Athenians suffered a sudden onset of severe headache, inflamed eyes, and bleeding in their mouths and throats. The next symptoms were coughing, sneezing, and chest pains; followed by stomach cramps...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    On the topic of books and having a library: Books never die Books never get sick Books are ageless Books never get mad Books never talk back Books never pick a fight Books never get hungry Books never complain Books never get tired My grandfather passed away in May of 2007. One of the things...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    What are you doing to prepare for a plague? The first place I started was with non-fiction history books. These include real historical events which were written by people that saw the events first hand. Its through past events that we may learn and better prepare. Share this video on...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While reading my next book "The Black Death" by Johannes Nohl, I came across some interesting numbers I would like to share. On page 39 there is an estimated number of the dead. City - Year - Number of the dead Moscow 1467 - 127,000 dead Novgorod 1467 - 230,602 dead Venice 1478 - 300,000 dead...
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