The paradox with epidemics every time the first 20 years of the last 5 centuries close
When humanity faced the threat of viruses
The spread of murderous news coronavirusSARS-CoV 2 and infection Covid-19 which causes concern to the vast majority of the world's citizens.
However, this is not the first time that humanity has faced a deadly epidemic. In fact, in almost all of them, millions lost their lives and several tens of millions fell ill.
In the last 5 centuries, diseases that have plagued the planet have been occurring quite frequently. However, every time the second decade of each century closes, the paradox of a great deadly epidemic is presented. Of course there have been other intermediates.
Let's look at some of them:
1616-1619: The New England Epidemic
It is estimated that 30 to 90% of the New England natives USA lost their lives for a reason unknown until now. The patients' symptoms were similar to those of inguinal plague or yellow fever.
1720 - 1722: Plague in Marseille
In 1720 Europe suffered from the deadly plague known as the "Great Plague of Marseille». According to data from epidemic more than 100.000 lost their lives
1816-1826: First cholera pandemic
The first epidemic occurred during the period 1816–1826 cholera on the planet that evolved into pandemic.
It mainly affected Asian countries such as the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. Also several European countries had many cases and deaths.
Authorities say the total number of deaths from cholera was about 100.000.
According to reports at the time, the cholera pandemic in Asia started because people drank water from lakes that had been infected with this bacterium.
1918 - 1920: Spanish Flu
102 years ago, in 1918, humanity faced one of the greatest pandemics that could wipe out even entire countries. The deadly course of her virus "Spanish Flu " as it was named, was not recorded by the European press in order not to affect the morale of the citizens because of the Great War (1914-18).
In 1918, somewhere in East Asia, the first people died of the flu. The first case in Europe was reported in a short time.
The Spanish flu has infected more than one billion people and left more than 100 million dead.
This particular pandemic hit Greece very hard.
2020: Coronavirus SARS-Cov-2
A century later and specifically in December 2019, the new coronavirus that threatens the entire planet makes its appearance.
The coronavirus has already killed more than 4.000 people, without us being able to know what the consequences will be until a vaccine is found.