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I am familiar with Plague, I have been a casual player for over two years. I have always been infatuated with how diseases are transmitted and how fast they can spread and become an epidemic. This game is perfect way to “kill the World”

My first game my disease was called “VeggiePox” so named because I wanted a pandemic that didn’t have to do with wild stock and could easily affect any area in the world. So I started in Pakistan and chose water and air as the initial mode of transmission. I made it more susceptible to warm climates and the symptoms started out as vomiting and sweating.

How long did it take to infect 100 people? 35 days approx.

1 million? 80 days approx.

First death occurred at 259 days approx.

Veggie Pox destroyed the human race in 605 days, Greenland was conquered pretty fast. In my experience playing the game Greenland is always the hardest to defeat, I believe it has to do with the cold arid climate and the population being sparsely dispersed. In the first game cure was only 33% completed, I believe this was because of the area where the epidemic was started and the countries surrounding it. How my disease moved from country to country dictated how I evolved the disease itself and what kind of aid would be contributed to finding a cure.

 

The second game had a very different outcome. This time my disease  was called Plgbrngr and started in Canada. This time my strategy was to develop the disease slowly, because it is a more developed country I did not want to hit them strong and start development of a cure early. None the less that did not keep my disease from being eradicated.

How long did it take to infect 100 people? 60 days approx.

1 million? 100 days approx

First death was almost a year after initial infection. 

Plgbrngr did not destroy the human race it was eradicated at 781 days. It did take a while for the epidemic to be cured I believe I had over 1.5 billion death’s but I had a few countries in warmer climates that were slow to spread the infection. I don’t believe it was an issue with the climate because I had evolved the climate resistance, it may have been the mode of transmission. I had more of a rodent and air transmission, once transportation was halted in different parts of the world It killed the transmission and how lethal disease.

When a country is more developed it has the resources to shut boarders and develop cure more easily. I like to read the little pop ups throughout the game, it helps learn how the countries are learning and adapting to the disease itself it helps you mold it and make it more effective. In the first game because it was a third world country it was harder to get the word out about the pandemic before it infected the whole world. In the second game because a large country with a large amount of travel coming in and out, it was dealt with swiftly and effectively. Plague is a wonderful game to learn how disease works and would be perfect as a learning tool in microbiology and even pathophysiology. My ultimate goal is to become an epidemiologist at the CDC and learn about diseases in real life. That would be my dream job!

 

Weems uses Zealy’s daguerreotype’s as a way to show people, especially African Americans the history of slaves. The use of the red light exposure to the images makes them seem even more “under the microscope.” To me it makes the people in the images more like subjects who are being sinngled out for study. With the addition of the text, I believe wells is trying to say she knows what happend to theose people and she will never forget how the were used, abused, taken advantage of and made to conform to society’s at the time standards. Even when they did conform they were still persecuted, called race traitors or “Uncle Tom’s.”

In my opinion Wells used the last image with the text “I cried,” as¬†a way to show she understands their plight and their struggle has continue, not in the exact same way but the continues none the less. African Amercian are no longer looked at as property but we are still looked down upon to some. Could Zealy’s degurreotype’s be used today? The answer is no, no one would unwillingly subject themselves to this. It could happen bur the subjects would¬†be consenting participants. This however does not mean African American’s are not shown in a negative light. Just this week there was a newsstory about a Caucasion man posting a picture to social media of a coworker’s Africasn American son. There were many derrogatory and stereotypical comments made. The man has since lost his job. I use this story as an example to show that hate monggering can still occur just in different ways. I think people don’t realize the power of an image and how it can be interpreted differently from person to person.

Homework 1

V0015962 An African medicine man or shaman applying the technique of Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org An African medicine man or shaman applying the technique of cupping to a patient (using animal horns), which involves drawing blood to the surface of the body. Watercolour. Published:  -  Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

V0015962 An African medicine man or shaman applying the technique of
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
images@wellcome.ac.uk
http://wellcomeimages.org
An African medicine man or shaman applying the technique of cupping to a patient (using animal horns), which involves drawing blood to the surface of the body. Watercolour.
Published: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

This image depicts an African medicine man using the practice of cupping on a patient. This painting speaks to me because this is an ancient healing art that has transcended in to current Western use. Cupping is largely practiced in Chinese medicine, but it has dated back as early as 3000BC. It is believed to promote blood flow to heal muscle tension or pain in various areas.

Through heat or suction the skin is vacummed into a cup placed over the targeted area. In the image the healer is using what look to be a hollowed bone or horn of some sort and manually drawing the skin into it with his mouth. In modern use a rubber pump may be used in addition to silicone cups. The cups are then left in place for a short time before removing.  

This is more of an alternative treatment to various ailments, so there is not a lot of research on its effectiveness