The first essay, “The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS,” by Stephen Gould, addressed the issue of AIDS and how many people think they are sustained from getting it. John Platt, a biophysicist, wrote a short paper about there is limited data on the origins of AIDS and how its “spread in America suggested a more frightening prospect: We are all susceptible to AIDS, and the disease has been spreading in a simple exponential manner.” (Gould) Many people believe this disease spreads from homosexual men, but it is much more, deeper than that and the issue is that there isn’t enough research on the disease to even know the origin of AIDS. Platt studied the data on the disease and figured we are all susceptible to AIDS by using a exponential model. One might ask, “Is it not spread only by odd practices to odd people? Will it not, therefore, quickly run its short course within a confined group?” (Gould) Gould points out that AIDS has affected most regions it will affect but if not still has far to spread. Also, that it has to do with
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- Fall '17
- Mrs. Colvin