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hpr3185 :: Pandemics In History

Infectious disease is one of the most important factors influencing human history

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Health, Infectious Disease, History, Pandemics. 2.

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Duration: 00:17:42

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This is a look at how infectious diseases have changed the course of human history. It is admittedly a bit Euro- or Western-centric since that is what I know best. But I think the point of its importance applies more broadly.


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Comment #1 posted on 2020-10-16 16:49:48 by brian-in-ohio

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Good show. but I'm a bit confused, people tell me there are to many people on planet earth, to much man made global climate change. Isn't disease a good thing? Doesn't it thin the herd? What should I be afraid of today? Too many people? Too much C02? Capatalism?
Comment #2 posted on 2020-10-26 22:17:31 by Cedric De Vroey


Great show. Coincidently I had heard a show on the same topic on national radio here in Belgium. Their angle was how the Spanish Flue had actually ended the first world war, and that most of the casualties in that conflict originated from that desease instead of the fighting.

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