Excellent piece and as COVID-19 is global; knowledge is no load and the history of plagues is worth knowing about.
History of Pandemics
A Timeline of Historical Pandemics
Note: It is urgent to compare two Infographics covering the entire world: comparing the Corona pandemic victims and the traffic accidents after the onset of the pandemics, including the handicapped traffic accidents. The drastic reduction in car driving have obviously reduced the high risks of traffic accidents, and I may conjecture the decrease in health risks from gasoline particulates.
Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw.
It was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increased dramatically.
Widespread trade created new opportunities for human and animal interactions that sped up such epidemics. Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, influenza, smallpox, and others first appeared during these early years.
The more civilized humans became – with larger cities, more exotic trade routes, and increased contact with…
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