Refer to your course content for a definition of "pandemic." Answer the following questions:
• Identify if the organism, at that time in history, was new or an old organism resurfacing?
• What criterion was used to identify it as a pandemic?
• What was done to stop it?
• Who organized the effort to control/stop it?
• Did those attempts to control/stop it work? Why or why not?
• Could this organism resurface in the next 50 years?
• What is the current status?
A pandemic is a far reaching, widespread disease that has affected large regions, continents or populations. The disease must also be infectious. For example, cancer has caused millions of deaths, but because it is not infectious, cannot be classified as a pandemic. Examples of pandemics throughout history include HIV, small pox, and malaria just to name a few. Influenza was first identified in 412 B.C., and was thought to be new at the time. The first pandemic occurred in 1580. It can be classified as a pandemic because it began in Asia, but rapidly spread to many other populations and killed an undetermined but significant percentage of the population. In the past 3 centuries there has been at least 10 more influenza pandemics. During the 20th century there were 3 influenza pandemics: 1918-1920, 1957-1958, and 1968-1969. During the first pandemic of the 20th century, more than 25% of the United States population and claimed the ...
This describes the influenza pandemics of the 20th century.
Research Methodology: The Impact of Swine Flu on Tourism in the United States
As our world become increasingly complex, the need for critical thinkers and researchers increase. People want to understand certain changes in their world and phenomena as it occurs. The academic community requires that some type of theory be linked to any type of understanding used to explain certain occurrences. Gray (2004) noted that "a theory consists of a set of interrelated concepts, definitions, and propositions that demonstrate relationships between variables" (p. 11).
As a graduate student, you have been required to conduct research in terms of synthesis of research studies, analysis of the findings, and evaluation any possible linkages, generalizations, and/or provide possible recommendations or suggestions for the area(s) being studied. To demonstrate your ability to conduct research, you will need to exhibit your research skills and abilities in the form of a mini-research project. Your mini-research project will focus on the impact of the swine flu pandemic on the tourist industry either in the U.S. or Europe.
In this research project, you will write up a research problem statement to guide you on this research endeavor. With this research problem statement, you are to develop a mini-research project to demonstrate your ability to critically think through a problem situation in today's marketplace. The format of the mini-research project shall be as follows:
Research questions or propositions
Methodology and/or research design with limitations
Results and findings
Conclusions and recommendations
How would this research contribute to new knowledge in your field? Since this research project will not actually be conducted, you may approach this mini-research project from the perspective of a research study proposal. However, you should consider any possible or anticipated results and findings, as well as conclusions and recommendations. Finally, you should include how the research would contribute to new knowledge in one's field of study. You will need to do an in-depth Internet search on these topics in order to create a fully-developed mini-research project. You will need to include in-text citations and a references list for external references used in supporting your points for this question.View Full Posting Details