Legend Topics

By Daniel, Jack, Brandon, and Elizabeth

Biological Warfare

Biological Warfare is when someone or something uses diseases or viruses to harm or kill a group/ a living subject. It can be used for isolated assassination as well as to cause death to thousands. The very first attack was in WW1 with the Germans The most recent attack was in 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks. Letters containing anthrax spores were mailed to several new media offices and two Democratic U.S. Senators. It killed five people, 17 others were infected in New York, Florida and in Washington DC. Lethal biological weapons may be capable of causing mass death but in incapable of mass destruction of infrastructure, buildings, or equipment.

Types of Poison,Gases,and Viruses

There is millions of poisons but these are the most deadlyist.

  • Sarin-adds and decreases acetylcholine(a liquid that goes through your nerves. so if you move your arm for example it would move uncontrolitbly or not move at all. It can also effect your breathing by battacking your lung cells.
  • Cyclorsarin-same as sarin but more powerfull but slower to act.
  • Novichoks-not as deadly as Sarin but it gives more body torchure.
  • Botulinum toxin-produces toxin that take over muscules.

The largest ways top spread is by air, food, and water.

How money affects health care.

People with low incomes usually don't have health insurance, they don't have the resources to pay health services on their own. A serious ill or injury can cause a family with a low income to pay insurmountable expenses for hospitalizations, tests, or treatments. For them it's either the hospital bills or rent. Homeless are 3-6 times more likely to become ill compared to a housed person.
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