Is Covid the biggest pandemic in the last 200 years?

My father always said that we only remember one or two generations back.

No, it’s not the worst pandemic. Many of the following ones killed 1 million to 280 million people:

1. Prehistoric epidemic: Circa 3000 B.C. (70 to 280 millon death toll)

2. Plague of Athens: 430 B.C. (100,000 death toll)

3. Antonine Plague: A.D. 165-180 (5 millon death toll)

4. Plague of Cyprian: A.D. 250-271 (5,000 a day for months)

5. Plague of Justinian: A.D. 541-542 (30 to 50 millon death toll, half world population at that time)

6. Black Death: 1346-1353 (50 millon death toll)

7. Cocoliztli epidemic: 1545-1548 (15 millon death toll)

8. American Plague: 16th century (90% indigenous death toll)

9. Great Plague of London: 1665-1666 (85,000 death toll)

10. Great Plague of Marseille: 1720-1723 (100,000 death toll)

11. Russian plague: 1770-1772 (125 millon death toll)

12. Flu pandemic: 1889-1890 (1 millon death toll)

13. Polio epidemic: 1916 (6,000 death toll)

14. Spanish flu: 1918-1920 (two waves, between 30 to 50 millon death toll)

15. Asian flu: 1957-1958 (1 million death toll)

16. H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic: 2009-20 (18,000 death toll)

17. West African Ebola epidemic: 2014-2016 (28,616 death toll)

If you enjoyed this, please consider reading Leading Exponential Change to face the coming world crisis.

Thanks for listening,

Erich.

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