The Weekly Round-Up
This week was eventful. The Russians invaded Ukraine, and the world is on edge. The war in Europe will cause issues globally. Fuel prices are rising, food prices are going up, and we need to prepare for the people on the economic margins to need additional help with the basics. CBS reports that inflation has more Americans counting on food banks to eat.
Todd DeVoe launched his new program, “The Todd DeVoe Show” he will continue to talk about emergency management issues. However, he will also bring in thought leaders from various disciplines and sectors.
Read “Angry Weather (book review)” By Marc C. Baker.
This month we looked at climate change and the effects of natural disasters in the book Angry Weather by Friederike (Fredi) Otto. Fredi and her “SWAT” team of attribution scientists investigate extreme weather events across the globe with the intent to attribute climate changes to excessive emissions producers.
Read “The Health Committee Meeting” By Kelly McKinney
In the Algerian city of Oran, Dr. Bernard Rieux steps out of surgery and finds a dead rat lying on the landing. In the days that follow, an increasing number of rodents stagger out into the open and die, blood spurting from their muzzles. Soon thereafter, residents of the city begin to report high fever and fatigue with painful swelling and black blotches covering the body. Dr. Rieux lances the swellings on the necks, armpits, and groins of the victims, releasing thick, bloody pus. Most of the cases are fatal. Dr. Rieux and his colleague, Castel, speculate that the disease is probably the bubonic plague. So Dr. Rieux pushes for a gathering of the city's medical association at the office of the Prefect…
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