Jassi Pannu

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What if There Was Never a Pandemic Again?

Modern humans have existed for over 200,000 years. A mere 500 years ago, daily life was ‌strewn with infectious risk. ‌Eating a meal was a risk, as was drinking a glass of water.

As we shifted to indoor city life, outbreaks and pandemics whipped through society with alarming regularity. At one point, major epidemics of plague were occurring approximately every 30 years in England, killing about one-fifth or more of London’s population each time. The black, golf-ball-size, pus-filled buboes caused by the culprit bacteria, Yersinia pestis, so terrified Queen Elizabeth ‌‌I that she escaped the city for Windsor with her court and ordered anyone who followed her to be executed.…  Seguir leyendo »