History’s Most Deadly Pandemics, From the Antonine Plague to COVID-19

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Considering that humanity’s earliest times, we’ve been stalked by the specter of health issues and disorder. And as human civilization spread — bringing with it bigger cities, new trade routes and additional mingling involving different teams of people and animals — so did the chance of common disorder outbreaks.

Prolonged just before we had COVID-19, we ended up working with some of these considerable pandemics.

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This appeared in the June 2020 difficulty as “Record of Pandemics.” Subscribe to Learn magazine for additional coronavirus pandemic protection.