How Three Prior Pandemics Triggered Massive Societal Shifts

https://nationandstate.com/2020/10/04/how-three-prior-pandemics-triggered-massive-societal-shifts/

… Three previous plagues could yield some clues about the way COVID-19 might bend the arc of history. As I teach in my course “Plagues, Pandemics and Politics,” pandemics tend to shape human affairs in three ways.

First, they can profoundly alter a society’s fundamental worldview.

Second, they can upend core economic structures.

And, finally, they can sway power struggles among nations.

Sickness spurs the rise of the Christian West

The Antonine plague…

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