Like many, I hear stories of those on the front lines of this new pandemic called the Coronavirus. Some work in hospitals, labs, and response teams called to deal with the virus in ways we aren’t even aware of – (think morticians or cleanup crews).
Others keep our supply lines open for food and transportation. Or learn to use new skills so they can teach school children confined to home.
The Coronavirus isn’t the first pandemic to sweep across our world. The Black Death is usually referenced as the greatest of these.
Wikipedia describes this Great Plague of 1347 – 1351 as:
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The Black Death, also known as the Pestilence, Great Bubonic Plague, the Great Plague or the Plague, or less commonly the Great Mortality or the Black Plague, was the most devastating pandemic recorded in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Eurasia, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351.