Migratory Patterns of TB (1880’s), and COVID-19 (2019)

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M175

Creator: Tara Sola ’21 Applied Music

This map shows the comparison between large-scale migration trends during two worldwide pandemics. The first pandemic is the Tuberculosis pandemic of the 1880’s, which lasted approximately from 1882-1954. This pandemic caused mass migration from cities to less-populated areas. The overall trajectory of those that moved due to TB was from one coast to another. The majority of those trying to escape TB travelled from the East Coast to the newly settled west coast, with land up for grabs and new encampments popping up everyday for those trying to outrun the disease. The second pandemic is Covid-19, with data shown from 2019, this pandemic is still currently an issue for all areas in the world (in 2021). The overall trajectory for those that moved during Covid-19 were again from cities to less populated areas. However, this time people were moving from both coasts, inward. The largest numbers of those trying to outrun crowded cities were from the Los Angeles area, and New York City. Residents from these areas sought refuge in the middle of the U.S. in places like Arizona, Texas, and Georgia.

Cite This Work :

Tara Sola, “Migratory Patterns of TB (1880's), and COVID-19 (2019).” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <https://elyadatabase.com/2022/06/12/migratory-patterns-of-tb-1880s-and-covid-19-2019/> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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