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January 19, 2011
Globalization leads to new forms of disease
1)Greater connection
2)Globalization lading to greater inequality
3) Globalization leading to Weakling of global institutions
Globalization: people are connected easier, homogenization, interdependency
we are NOT isolated nations
the market has become more prevalent
1) Greater Connection
globalized world is a more connected world ( to not everybody to some people)
2)globalization leads to rising inequalities other people have got richer ,
and the others have got poorer
Example: bill gates , or opera , these are the people who make money
through their brand
Antibiotics was a huge expand
They have been a large breakthrough in terms of health
Vaccination : Polio was a crippling disease ,a vaccine found for this was
found in the 1950s
Most of the 20th century was a good time for health news
Polio: worked on their nervous system , couldnt breath so you had an
iron lung that would breath for you
2) Newly emerging
- West Nile virus: affects birds and humans
Ebola: bleeding
Lime disease: bacteria spread by TIX first appeared in the 1970s , one reason
for it is suburbanization
HIV: first found in 1981
Drug resistant bacteria: example TB , is bacteria that are not cured by
Michael Article: the new connection between people and the environment
get a lot of diseases by intersecting with people
institutions have weakened : Laurie Garrett ( Key author here)
her main argument is that even though the world became more
connectedtion the global institutions control it have themselves
grater challenges in the 80s but the institutions have been weakened
media is important in the way that diseases get portrayed
Infectious diseases have gone down maybe thats one reason why the
WHO is not funded like it was
is globalization is what is really causing these newly emerging diseases
and does this term newly emerging disease really explain what is
happening here
Paul Farmer
studies culture of people epidemically
AND studies why disease are being caused
Also has an explanation of a disease that is not blaming the people that
have it but blaming inequalities and justices in society
People were not getting that much better , these newly emerging
diseases have long been suffered from poor people in poor countries
This narrative that is common is problematized from Paul Farmer
Key question: new ways of getting old diseases
helps facilitate diseases
globalization helps diseases move faster , not the direct cause but it
will make it move faster