1945 Highest TB Deaths (by state) & 2021 Highest COVID-19 Infections (by state)

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M166

Creator: Martha Kegl ’21 Spanish

Shown are four major data: the first tuberculosis-cased death in the US, the top three TB deaths (by state) documented in 1945, the first COVID-19 case in the US, and the 3 states with the highest infections of COVID-19 (recently, 2021). As my paper explores social trends, this map is unable to accurately represent information pertaining to my thesis. I decided that, in order to discuss the major social effects of these two pandemics, I would display locations where they have been/are most impactful and present (within the US). I decided on the year 1945 for the collection of my tuberculosis death data based on the year 1913. That was the year that tuberculosis was made a reportable disease by the State Board of Health, thus allowing for the beginning of the collection of data; I waited a few decades to ensure there was enough data to explore. I waited longer to collect data on the cases of COVID, as I wanted the research I describe in my paper to be more impactful, as these feminine focused trends are still occurring, even months after the end of the government-sanctioned quarantines. Finally, I chose to collect COVID-19 cases and tuberculosis deaths as the COVID data do not specifically relate to the trends (deaths and cases are the reason why people are isolating and/or in quarantine, masking, etc.), whereas the root origin of the trends we see in the first pandemic directly correlate to death (i.e., the societal view of a prolonged death as ideal).

Cite This Work :

Martha Kegl, “1945 Highest TB Deaths (by state) & 2021 Highest COVID-19 Infections (by state).” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <https://elyadatabase.com/2022/06/11/1945-highest-tb-deaths-by-state-2021-highest-covid-19-infections-by-state/> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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