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Lecture 9

sociology II lecture 9

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings
Semester
Fall

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Health is as much social as biological  Related to: Social inequalities Technology Social resources Life expectancy over time  Richer you are you live upstream  Toronto vs. countryside….? Race Incomee and obesity  ­bottom 20%, 5 times top 20% disease ecology  we are major enineers of viral traffic but are unaware of it” pathways: e.g. dengue mouse moves into homes  they carried dieses  population density  ­viruses need a reservoir or die out  ­stepping off a plane…(air plans dangerous cause things come through, interconnection) ­tires, mesquitos lay eggs in there and through travel they get to north America  they jump to us if you’re a species of virusese who will jump to? Monkeys or people it’s people war…. napoleon: people got sick because everyone lived in disgusting areas 1918 spanish flu­ no airplanes  come from spain and travelled to northern canada scientififc control of diease past century ­us surgeon general in 1967 claims contagious disease will be wiped out ­vaccinations  ­antibiotics overstate the role of science  vs. social  tb was a killer  and antiiotics beyong science/medicine…. Improved nutrition Adequate, safe food ­refrigeration  ­cooking at hi temperatures improved hygiene ­clean water ­plumbing  ­bathing  rich is better rich nations able to clean up comes to food: medical system to fall back on, better diet, and refrigeration  social resources and actions (rich vs. poor) tb…? ­deaths worldwide ­3 million  MDR (antibiotic resistance) New york contained  ­russia antibiotic resistance  social vs. medical  bacteria inventiable  antibiotic resistance medical/ biological  ­bacteria inevitably develop some resistance social –social overuse ­use in factory farming (over crowding; chickens and fishes) ­overprescribe to patients global anti­polio campaign  why conduct it? ­ mom boil water polio virus why does it continue to fail? Resistance in some places, virus once its gone its  done only in small pox in Russian and American laps social construction of cancer focus on:  smoking  diet exercise personality questions about cancer how much do lifestyle factors predict  1 in two chance of getting it rinkle and not pretty not garenty to get cancer but will become unattractive food small amount social distribution of cancer  ­blacks higher cancer rates risk society  ­chemical soup” china “cancer villages” aids as novel like white bread aids seen as general threat  contagious ris
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