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Bird flu course work The graph shows the number of cases and deaths in 15 countries from 2003 to 2008. You can see that the 2 countries who had the most cases and deaths are Vietnam and Indonesia. Vietnam had the most cases and deaths in 2003, then in 2004 Thailand got the bird flu, so it started to spread. In 2004 the number of deaths and cases Vietnam had 29 cases and 20 deaths. Thailand had the half the number of death and cases. In 2005 the bird flu spread to Indonesia. All these countries are close to each other. Thailand is neighbours with Cambodia but its has not been effected by bird flu as much as Vietnam and Indonesia. Birds like to fly to warm places like Indonesia, because it has a different climate. Therefore they might spread bird flu. E.g. Vietnam had cases of bird flu and it spread to another country like Indonesia. The number of cases and deaths in Vietnam will go down and the number of cases and deaths in Indonesia will increase. You can see in my graph that Vietnam had 80 cases and deaths in 2005 and the same year Indonesia had 33 deaths and cases, the year after Vietnam have decreased by 100% but Indonesia have gone up a lot 67%. Vietnam and Indonesia are close to each other so the disease could easily spread. There is a pattern, some countries increase while the others decrease. ...read more.

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http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/39535.php In a first of its kind report, on the financial impact of a possible pandemic, BMO Nesbitt Burns researchers warned that an outbreak could devastate the airline and hospitality industries, trigger mass foreclosures and bankruptcies, decimate insurance companies, and disrupt food chains as people switched from animal to vegetable diets all costing hundreds of billions of pounds. I think if people become vegetarians their body will not adapt for a long time but for some people who like meat their body will get weaker and will cause a greater illness than bird flu. So if a child wants to become a vegetarian his parents may not be that supportive especially the mother because his mother doesn't want to change any of the families meals. It will affect how much the family have to spend for each person becoming vegetarian. If you do want to become one you have to gradually stop eating meat every day, don?t stop eating meat straight away not good for your body especially if you?re a young adult. Bird flu may infect 20 percent of world's population, and kill millions. http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Bird_flu_may_infect_20_percent_of_world's_population,_kill_millions So the bird flu is very dangerous. BUT I think that some people don?t think it?s serious. I have got some evidence here. CDC Says Bird Flu Not a Serious Threat to Humans http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2006/04/18/cdc_says_bird_flu_not_serious_threat_to_humans.htm I think it is serious because it can kill people. Since 2003 over 140 million birds have died as a result of H5N1 bird flu outbreaks. ...read more.

Conclusion

Tamiflu has been scientifically proven that it works and the government should give them out to everybody so that people won?t get tricked from some guys who want to make money and sell you expired aspirin. However people got killed by bird flu. We do not have a 100% cure for bird flu so yes we should get a bit worried. There is no doubt whatsoever that the government should give out Tamiflu to everybody, give out leaflets that says the basic how to prevent people to get h5n1 flu, e.g. Wash your hands often, don't shake hands with others, cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing, avoid crowds. The government should also try to pay scientist to research more and to get a 100% cure for the bird flu. I know that it will cost money but is money better than life http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Bird_flu_may_infect_20_percent_of_world's_population,_kill_millions The link above said that bird flu could kill millions (20% of the world population) that?s no joke maybe its true or maybe its not, no one knows because the flu could change to get more serious, more harmful. Experts say that bird flu (h5n1) could mix together with swine flu (h1n1). http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30640335/ Then it will become even deadlier. The government should clean public place better, the cleaners should clean every 30 minutes to stop the nasty bacteria getting into peoples body. The bacteria could live on a surface for 24 hours, so when people sneezes the bacteria from his nose will go on hand rails or tables or any surface and it could live there for 24 hours. ...read more.

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This coursework is overall mediocre for GCSE level. There is not a very clear conclusion and introduction that sets out what the writer was actually trying to find out during this essay, the main body of the text is okay ...

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This coursework is overall mediocre for GCSE level. There is not a very clear conclusion and introduction that sets out what the writer was actually trying to find out during this essay, the main body of the text is okay for this level, but I would like to see much more scientific analysis and less reliance on copying and pasting internet sources and only basic analysis.

Level of analysis

Level of analysis is okay,and backs up text and conclusions with data from tables and references from two different sources. However, these are not analysed very well and the scientific reasoning behind why bird flu spreads to neighbouring countries and then the cases from the home country goes down should be explored and scientific links more clearly examined. Also, one of the sources the candidate uses is the exam boards data, but does not explain where the data came from, was it as past question, or was it actually linked with this piece of coursework, it is not clear. The words used for this level of writing when you can see the candidate is one the one doing the analysis is also quite basic. Evidence of copying and pasting sources from the internet without explaining the reasoning behind them.

Quality of writing

Different types of text used throughout, should be made uniform and with the same formatting of paragraphs. Also, not references links in a footnote or end section correctly, just put links in the main text which make the writing look messy and untidy. Grammar sometimes unclear in the meaning of the sentence but otherwise okay, spelling and punctuation okay.


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