Book Club Week 4

Book Club Week 4
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  • Signpost 1 : Numbers and Stats 
  • "And by 1927 scientists knew that the disease was produced by a virus- an extremely tiny, extremely simple microorganism that is so much smaller than bacteria, it cannot be seen with an ordinary microscope" (81).
  • Signpost 2 : Quoted Words
  • " When the government of Paraguay failed to provide enough vaccine during 2008 outbreak of the fever, desperate people mobbed clinics, yelling " Vaccinations! Vaccinations!" (86).
  • Mindset:Growth
  • " As soon as the results of the Reed team's work were known, public heath officials launched an all-out campaign against the mosquitoes that carried the disease" (79).
  • This numbers and stat was the date that the scientist found a vaccine for the yellow fever disease. 
  • Word Gap
  • "   As the threat of yellow fever gradually receded , people showered Dr.Finlay and the Reed team scientists with honors, thanks, and praises" (79).
  • These words were quoted because When there weren't enough vaccines for everyone desperate people went and mobbed the clinics
  • Summary:The Most Important Thing
  • When yellow fever outbreaks start to occur Reed's team is searching for the cause. After running tests on patients and failing many times Reed's team might be on to something. Finally they figure out that the cause of yellow fever is mosquitoes. Now they just have to find a vaccine and a cure. Dr. Max Theiler beat them to it and found a vaccine to yellow fever. No more outbreaks, no more sicknesses and no more yellow fever.
  • If Reed's team gave up when their tests failed and they had to work endlessly to try and find what was causing yellow fever , then there would be no vaccine for the disease. There also wouldn't have been the discovery that mosquitoes were the cause of yellow fever.
  • Book Cub Questions
  • 1. How many people will be willing to get infected for the money?
  • Definition: Go or move back or further away from a previous position.
  • 1. Yellow fever outbreaks were occurring and Reed's team had to figure out what was causing them. 2.  Reed's team ran many tests to try and find what was causing yellow fever. After many attempts and failures they finally discovered that it was mosquitoes. 3. Dr. Max Theiler found a vaccine for yellow fever.
  • 2. Would people be willing to get infected today with or without money if there was no cure ?
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