7 Deadliest Plagues in History

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COVID-19 has claimed more than 5 million lives, but as it turns out, estimates are now showing that the pandemic hit a much bigger death toll of 17 million people. Whichever might be true, this definitely secures COVID-19’s position as one of history’s disastrous plagues.

In early 2020, when COVID-19 was turning into the horrific event that changed the course of our lives, Nobel Prize-winning economist and psychologist Daniel Kahneman, a scholar of the way we make judgments, discussed the matter on a New Yorker podcast.

As he stated, this was an exponential event. It made us wonder how many times in the past it happened and just how serious it was. Well, in this article, we’re going to discuss just that.

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