History’s Deadliest Pandemics: From Antonine Plague To COVID-19

This video visualizes some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Novel Coronavirus outbreak started in China in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The outbreak was officially declared a pandemic on March 11.

The featured pandemics by death toll:

Black Death (Bubonic Plague) – 200 million dead New World Smallpox Outbreak – 56 million dead Spanish Flu – 40-50 million dead Plague of Justinian – 30-50 million dead HIV/AIDS – 25-35 million dead Third Plague – 12 million dead Antonine Plague – 5 million dead 17th Century Great Plagues – 3 million dead Asian Flu – 1.1 million dead Russian Flu – 1 million dead Cholera Pandemics 1-6 – 1 million dead Japanese Smallpox epidemic – 1 million dead Hong Kong Flu – 1 million dead 18th Century Great Plagues – 600 thousand dead Swine Flu – 200 thousand dead Yellow Fever – 100-150 thousand dead Ebola – 11.3 thousand dead COVID-19 – 9,000 (as of March 19) MERS – 850 dead SARS – 770 dead

https://southfront.org/historys-deadliest-pandemics-from-antonine-plague-to-covid-19/

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