This world has seen many epidemic outbreaks, from the Black Plague in England, to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003, to H1N1 in 2009, and Ebola today. While times like these are often dark and dismal, it is unsurprising that at the end of the day, the outcome is ubiquitous: mankind becomes more resilient. There are those who pride the overcoming of such adversities to scientific or medical breakthroughs, however I believe that our successes stems from a combination of routines, a variety of methodologies, each aimed at handling the task on hand, and not necessarily solely from scientific breakthroughs.
Prima facie, the existence of other factors, aside science, helps mankind to combat diseases. These includes whether a nation is able to provide fundamental healthcare to her people, or whether actions undertaken by the government are swift, even individuals themselves play a crucial role in combating against diseases…
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