Race of Arms: Black Death

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The internet phenomena as anonymous comments are the gems from the past rarely spawn in the scientific account but not in the particular spooky studies dedicated to death. Seeds of doubt that not a single plague killed people in the medieval period turned the corner in the outstanding research roughly 10 years ago from what is reported as corona-virus pandemic.

A 14th-century horror has met 21st-century science in the most recent research into the Black Death, the disease that claimed from a third to a half of medieval Europe’s population. The exact cause of the plague has been in dispute. Most scholars blame Yersinia pestis, a bacterium carried by flea-infested rats. Some scholars have argued that the plague was caused by the anthrax bacterium or an agent similar to the Ebola virus.

The Yersinia pestis argument has gained ground since a team of scientists extracted DNA from the teeth of skeletons in a London cemetery devoted to Black Death victims. The scientists found Y. pestis and sequenced the bacterium’s genome—its entire record of hereditary information. They found that Y. pestis was the ancestor of all modern plague bacteria, but the strain that caused the Black Death no longer exists. That’s a good thing, too, since during the Middle Ages the Black Death killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Plague still affects about 2,000 humans per year, but the modern strain does not spread like the medieval disease did, and antibiotics are usually effective against it. Still on researchers’ to-do list, though, is finding the genetic reason why the 14th-century version of the plague was so much more powerful than its modern descendants.

This work on Y. pestis is the first time that scientists have sequenced the genome of an ancient germ. The same method used for Y. pestis could be used to shed new light on other historical diseases, including predictions for their reappearance.

Source: World History / November 2011 Scientists Sequence Black Death DNA

Further concerns are how long deep Language learning is passing poetry by centuries. Distinct comments must have been the strong recall to the former sensory overload of black death.

ring around the roses pocket full of poses ashes ashes we all fall down – this song is actually linked to this

The song ring around the roses yes is linked to this because ring around the roses is when parents would give roses to their children to smell them instead of the black people who were purposly killed and ashes is the remains of the dead bodys

actually the song means:

Ring around the roses: is referring to the ring of pus around the sores that people got with the Black Death

Pockets full of poses: means that people always carried poses (to ward away the Black Death) in their pockets

Ashes, Ashes we all fall down: the ashes part means that when people died of the black death, they would burn the bodies. “we all fall down” obviously means that we all die

ricky you are completely correct. ring around the rosy=swelling. pockets full of posey=herbs thought to cure it. ashes ashes= origionally atchoo atchoo= violent sneezing. we all fall down=short quike death that happened shortly afterword.