History of How Pandemics End: Implications for Today’s COVID-19

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“Bring out your dead.”

Pandemics History

1. Plague of Athens — Greece, 430 BC

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Pericles Funeral Oration

2. Antonine Plague — Rome, 165 AD

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Antonine Plague
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Marcus Aurelius

Did this have an impact on the decline of Rome?

3. Plague of Justinian — Constantinople, 541 AD

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4. Black Death — Europe, 1347 AD

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Quarantine flag

What was the aftermath of the Black Death?

How did the Black Death end?

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“Lord have mercy on this house.”
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5. Small Pox — Worldwide, 1520 AD

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Smallpox vaccine

6. Spanish Flu — Worldwide, 1918 AD

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Spanish Flu

Today’s Pandemic

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Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

Silicon Valley Tech Exec: Cloud, Data Storage, Automation. Author of fascinating articles about history, tech trends, andpop culture. Blog: http://billpetro.com

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