It seems that once in 100 years the world is devastated by a pandemic.
The last recent pandemics are the following: In the year 1720 plague, in the year 1820 cholera outbreak and the most recent pandemic was the Spanish flu of 1920.
The researchers said that all of these pandemics mentioned above have exactly the same pattern as the coronavirus outbreak in China.However, the precision with which these pandemics occur at exactly 100 years of age makes us think better about this topic.
What happened in 1720?
The great plaugue in Marselli was the last of the significant European outbreaks of bubonic plaugue. Arriving in Marselli, France in 1720, the dieaes killed a total of 100,000 people; 50,000 in the city during the next two years and another 50,000 to the north in surrounding provinces and towns.
What happened in 1820?
The first cholera pandemic : By 1820, cholera had spread to Thailand ,Indonesia and the Philippines .On the island of Java alone, the outbreak caused the death of 100,000 people. Nightingale was put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in turkey during the “Crimean war”. She spent many hours in the wards and her night rounds giving personal care to the wounded establish her pic as a “Lady with the lamp”.
What happened in 1920?
The Spanish flu Pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide- about 1/3rd of the planets population – and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans. The 1918 flu was first observed in Europe, The United State and parts of Asia before Swiftly spreading around the world. At the time, there were no effective drugs or vaccines to treat this killer flu strain.
Does the plauge exist still?
Yes, the plague exists, and it’s not the only old-time disease still lurking. While the plague is extremely rare today, many express shock that cases still pop up at all. … According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an average of seven cases of plague each year.
How did it end? The most popular theory of how the plauge ended is through the implementations of quarantine.The uninfected would typically remain in their homes and only leave when it was necessary, while those who could afford to do so would leave the more densely populated areas and live in greater isolation.
What’s happening in 2020?
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by sever a respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubie province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic.
How many deaths from 1720 – 2020 because of plaugue?
In year 1720- 100,000 people cause Bubonic plaugue
In year 1820- 121,000 to 143,000 people per year Cholera.
In year 1920- 50,000,000 people “Spanish flu “.
In year 2020- 350,000 death of people worldwide as of April 2020.
COVID-19 is forcing entire countries into lock down, killing thousands of people and devastating the global economy. The virus is so easily transmitted it is possible that approximately 60% of all people in the world could become infected without radical containment measures.There is no easy answer but I would like to offer some thoughts based on the Situation going.
First is the concept of “social distancing”. While it is imperative that we break the chain of transmission by keeping physical distance from each other, never have we all needed connection so much.
Second, the commitment to innovation for COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics is humbling and a true global effort. But we absolutely must keep it like that: innovation from every corner of the world, for the whole world. Infectious diseases leave no room for partisan agendas, and these essential innovations must be accessible to all as global goods or we will not be victorious.
Third, this unparalleled global effort to tackle an infectious disease must leave a positive and lasting legacy. Not just of successfully overcoming COVID-19, but of stronger health systems that are able to provide health for all. This should be a legacy of true political commitment to real investment in epidemic preparedness that can improve outcomes for people with any disease.
“STAY HOME, STAY SAFE! “
Thank you for reading!
Noorien Misbha 🔝