POSS Team: Concordia Team 2
Team Captain: Elie Wang
Team Members: Kelly Fai, Katelyn Kim, Mindy Wang, Isabella Yu
Synopsis: Plague in history has been fatal but vital to human medical and genetic improvement. Our research focuses on the fourteenth-century Black Death, which is widely regarded as the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. We further investigated two important aspects: changes in medical responses and changes in the human immune system, before and after the Black Death. We examined these changes by comparing modern inquiries to the primary literature. Our research shows that the astonishing genetic evolution and revolutionary rise of innovations from these times have undoubtedly and significantly improved global health, medicine, and understanding of diseases.