POSS Team: Lab Rats
Team Captain: Kiran Ahmad
Team Members: Anna Carvajal, Samantha Gonzalez, Edinelly Peguero Rosario, Devonie Rhoden
Synopsis: Prior to the arrival of the Black Death in Eurasia, the societies of countries in Western Europe were based on religious authority. However, the arrival of the plague brought new scientific and medical information along with it, stirring doubt amongst the common folk and evoking the migration of thousands of city folks to rural areas, consequently causing an abandonment of old beliefs. Read to find out more about what fleeing to the countryside said about people’s understanding of the Black Plague across economic, societal, religious, medical, and geographic perspectives and how this applies to today’s responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.