Essay Topic 1
Discuss Baltimore’s syphilis epidemic in the 1990s. Where did the author obtain his information regarding the epidemic? What statistics are recorded regarding the outbreak? How do the author’s three rules of epidemics apply to the Baltimore epidemic?
Essay Topic 2
Define and discuss the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor and the Power of Context. How do these rules apply to different situations than disease? How does the author use the three rules to explain the resurgence of Hush Puppies shoes?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the Law of the Few as it applies to Darnell McGee and Gaeton Dugas. When were McGee and Dugas infected with HIV? Where and how did they contribute to the spread of the disease? If connectors such as McGee and Dugas had not existed, would AIDS and HIV be as prevalent as it is today? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 4
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