The Deadliest Pandemics in History


As humans have conquered the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in the modern era, we are dealing with outbreaks almost constantly, and our “modern” health care systems have difficulties stopping them.

This visualization by Visual Capitalist outlines some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the current COVID-19 event (click to enlarge).

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