Epidemics and pandemics have been around for centuries and have killed several thousand people. Epidemics and pandemics are extremely dangerous and should be taking seriously. But, there are also things that could be done that are and should be being done. A Pandemic is a disease spreads around the world. An epidemic is when a pandemic spreads rapidly. The epidemic and pandemic is a world issue that kills millions.
To bring the coronavirus outbreak under control, public health officials have advised Americans to avoid face-to-face contact, including when working on a job site or in an office. As necessary as these steps have been from a medical standpoint, there's been a flipside to avoiding contact with the outside world: large swaths of the economy have ground to a halt. And because this pandemic is global, the repercussions have been felt globally as well. Indeed, the more the virus spreads around the globe, the greater the concern over not just our health, but our livelihoods.
Photo: Meredith Forrest Kulwicki. Photo: RJ Mendoza. Like so much else in life, a rite of passage for doctoral students has gone virtual during COVID the PhD defense, in which students present their research and field questions from faculty before receiving a degree. For Luisa Angeles in the Department of Chemistry, this milestone took place on the afternoon of April It happened on Zoom.
Influenza, Avian Influenza, and the Impacts of Past and Looming Pandemics Avian influenza is a disease that has been wreaking havoc on human populations since the 16th century. With the recent outbreak in of a new H5N1 avian flu subtype, the world has begun preparing for a pandemic by looking upon its past affects. In the 20th Century, the world witnessed three pandemics in the years of , , and In no vaccine, antibiotic, or clear recognition of the disease was known.