was the black death considered a virus? It certainly killed more than the Spanish flu
@Shamalien Not a virus. It's a pague.
@Shamalien It was caused by the bacteria Yersenia pestis but there's some debate over which killed more but the human population in 1340 was 443 million while in 1918 it was around 2 billions so the Black Death would have killed off more of the worlds' population (about 15% of it).
As far as Epidemics/Pandemics go, there are various variables. Some diseases are more deadly than others, but say The Black Death happened today, it likely wouldn't have had anywhere near the amount dead because of how it's transmitted and our technological advancements. Just as the Spanish Flu would have likely killed more in the Middle Ages because human to human transmission.
so you're saying the total body count of the Spanish flu was higher?
@Shamalien Than what?
than the black plague remember lol
@Shamalien No, The Black Death killed more than the Spanish Flu. It isn't a virus though.
@Shamalien It might of been but there's still debate as to how many were killed by the black death and Spanish Flu.
I do think COVID-19 will go down as the worst. I don't know about the deadliest.
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The upper figure for the black deaths' death toll is from all the epidemics that occurred as a result of it; not just the 1348-1352 pandemic.
Its the same with the Spanish flu figure too though.
No, it's referring to the ones who died during the 1918-1919 pandemic.
Could you share your sources?
Because China sits on the crossroads of many migratory bird routes.
Yeah, but lots of places have that and yet they don't produce a new pandemic disease once a generation. What China has is way too many fucking people living next to each other with no concept of hygiene or sanitation because they're all a bunch of medieval peasants dropped into the modern world as if from a time machine and they still believe in their ancient folklore and superstition more than they believe in actual science. Look up "gutter oil." That's why they're always getting sick and getting the rest of the world sick. They are peasants who are slaves of the CCP and all their information is controlled to keep them ignorant and powerless forever. Just like North Korea. Chinese people get all their information from the government and if they ever get exposed to real information, they'd better hope to Hell their government doesn't find out, or they'll be sent to gulag and have their organs harvested. It's fucking full Hellraiser over there. Satan himself could not design a more demonic kingdom. Surely China is even worse than Hell itself.
Other places don't have as many migratory intersections as China and many areas have areas with higher population density than China. Those are facts while your case is just conjecture (and racist vitriolic garbage).
The Spanish Flu origin is unknown. Countries have been playing hot potato for 100 years regarding that virus. Spain thinks it came from France, France thinks it came from the UK, the UK thinks it came from the US and the US thinks it came from China. The real answer, no one knows.
While there were incidences where the use of smallpox as biological warfare occurred, the mass die off of 90% of the Amerindian population occurred before then.
And yet people think it is doomsday because the current virus lol
We also have more treatment options.
"LiberTARIANism" as we're seeing from all the morons saying that fighting this pandemic should just be up to the individual.