- n. Plural form of epidemic.
“I talk about both those behaviors as what I call epidemics of self-destruction among teenagers.”
“Smith gestures toward a definition of epidemics that focuses on its transmissibility, via communication or transportation lines, though in some cases, the term comes awfully close to existing in the eye of the beholder.”
“Signs of trouble loom on the horizon, among them twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity in young people, says Daniel Levy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Framingham study, a 50-year-old examination of heart disease in a Massachusetts community.”
“Gibson's list of colonial epidemics is extensive: apart from fifteen in the sixteenth century, he catalogs thirty-five more for the remainder of the colonial period. 54”
“In their attempt to explain epidemics naturalistically, the Hippocratic authors cited the air as a cause of illness and its tainting by miasma as the reason why so many people could be struck with the same set of symptoms at the same time.”
“In certain epidemics, particularly where children are concerned, epidemic typhus takes a relatively benign form; in adults, however, and if conditions are unfavourable, the mortality rate can reach the frightening proportion of between 50 and 60%.”
“The terror of diphtheria epidemics is unknown to him; he is rarely wrenched from college by the death of a father.”
“The goal of ending sexual violence in conflicts first focuses on making the problem visible and then on building societies that quickly condemn and stop what have been referred to as "epidemics" of rape in conflicts.”
“Cholera epidemics are the inevitable outcome of such a situation.”
“To ruin a whole country that used to be prosperous, and plunder its remaining resources and steal its elections and beat and kill political opponents to keep your corrupt ass in power even as your starving people face epidemics, that is an outrage.”
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