POSS Team: Campolindo Group
Team Captain: Sarah Wu
Team Members: Cathy Kenderski, Amrita Malhotra, Daylin Atwood, Kalyani Srikanth

Synopsis: With inspiration from the current coronavirus pandemic, our group researched plagues of the past, specifically the various factors that affected plague responses and ultimately the spread of these plagues. Members of our group studied reactions to the Black Death from religious, scientific, socioeconomic, and political standpoints. We discovered that many of these perspectives are also reflected in the world’s response to today’s coronavirus pandemic. We can apply the knowledge of what went right or wrong in previous responses to the plague to help slow the spread of pandemics of the present and future.

The Age of Plague: Analyzing the Factors that Affect Various Pandemic Responses

The Age of Plague

POSS Team: Campolindo Group (United States) 

Synopsis: With inspiration from the current coronavirus pandemic, our group researched plagues of the past, specifically the various factors that affected plague responses and ultimately the spread of these plagues. Members of our group studied reactions to the Black Death from religious, scientific, socioeconomic, and political standpoints. We discovered that many of these perspectives are also reflected in the world’s response to today’s coronavirus pandemic. We can apply the knowledge of what went right or wrong in previous responses to the plague to help slow the spread of pandemics of the present and future.

 

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