posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 01:23 PM
Wait if the Plague spread through the air then... the Plague Doctors were right all along.
They filled their beaked masks with herbs and other things they thought would ward off bad smells thought to cause the plague. Many of them got sick
themselves. Maybe the fleas got to them rather than the air.
I thought of the same thing. It seems the Maisma theory of "bad air" was on the right track.
On a side note, it has been theorized that the largest recorded wage increase to happen in history for, non-land owing, wage-laborers, post the
introduction of fiat currency, was after the black death pandemic in the 14th century, especially in post-pandemic England.
In fact the sustained wage growth for non-land owing, wage-laborers was rising so quickly that the English parliament, a few decades post the
Black-Death, under King Edward III, introduced the "Statute of Labourers 1351", which was used by the "Owners of Capital", as an artificial means
to drive down the wages of non-land owning peasants. Despite market conditions signalling the need for increased wages.
The Statute of Laborers; 1351 ("Statutes of the Realm," vol. i. p. 307.)
FYI, the Statute of Laborers 1351, eventually caused the Peasants Revolt.