In both Science Fiction and Reel to Real, we have been discussing several issues related to health, public policy, and the role of government in national emergencies and disasters.
Our most recent journey has been in the pandemic department–only fitting as we attempt to outlive the Mayan calendar and continue our species into the future. Research and discuss the following:
- Origin of a major pandemic in history.
- How human interaction spread that pandemic
- The consequences of that pandemic (remember–consequences are not all bad–some are positive. What effects can a sudden elimination of overpopulation bring for the next generations?)
- The resources necessary to prepare for and stop the spread of disease today.