The Effects Of The Tragedy Of 2001

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The Effects of the Tragedy of 2001 When the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001 it affected thousands of people all over America. Death, screams, and smoke filled the air leaving people heartbroken, injured, and forever changed. The public health of people around the world was challenged by this traumatic event. All of the death tolls, injuries, and respiratory problems flooded screens everywhere. This tragedy occurred on the brink of the technology advance and will be forever ingrained into the minds of the viewers. This horrible attack killed 2,973 innocent people and injured thousands more (Sisk). In addition to all of these physical effects from the attack people were affected mentally as well. Stress, fear, and animosity infiltrated the minds of thousands of Americans and has changed them ever since. People who go to war for the first time usually come back changed. If the change is on the higher end of the spectrum then it is called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Surprisingly, this disorder is not exclusive to people in the military. Directly after the attacks on the Twin Towers a study showed that forty-four percent of the people in the U.S. experienced substantial stress (Perlman). The media caused this statistic because without them nobody would have known how severe the attack was. Schools and jobs were interrupted all over the nation to watch the towers fall on live television. It was so surreal that people did not want to believe it. New York City was in
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