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In 1918,a global pandemic was caused by a single flu virus, resulting in 500 million infections and 50 million deaths. What made this flu virus and other pandemic-causing viruses so much deadlier than the season flu? Click here to find out!
“All for one and one for all”...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a global crisis, with developing countries bearing the brunt of it. What is the role of poverty and world hunger on the spread of this virus? Click here to find out! #COVID19#uofthttps://t.co/cnrQCj7wni
We’ll say it again in case you didn’t know... we are living in a pandemic 😬
But this is definitely not the first or worst one in human history. Wondering how COVID-19 compares to the rest? Click here to find out!
“We’re living in unprecedented times”...
The truth is pandemics and plagues have been the norm for most of human history! So how does COVID-19 fit in and what does the future hold?
Find out by reading this special edition article by Dr. Stephen Hedrick!