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The Black Death

Sweeping across the known world with unchecked devastation, the Black Death claimed between 75 million and 200 million lives in four short years. In this engaging and well-researched book, the trajectory of the plague’s march west across Eurasia and the cause of the great pandemic is thoroughly explored.

Inside you will read about...

✓ What was the Black Death?
✓ A Short History of Pandemics
✓ Chronology & Trajectory
✓ Causes & Pathology
✓ Medieval Theories & Disease Control
✓ Black Death in Medieval Culture
✓ Consequences

Fascinating insights into the medieval mind’s perception of the disease and examinations of contemporary accounts give a complete picture of what the world’s most effective killer meant to medieval society in particular and humanity in general.
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As if anything like that will ever happen again
flipper11808/06/2020 08:00

As if anything like that will ever happen again


It hasn't. The Black Death killed 75-100 million when the global population was only 350 million. Spanish Flu was closest - it killed 17 million in a population of around 2 billion.

Despite the hysteria Covid-19 has killed less than 500'000 people in a world population of 7.5 billion. Unlike the Black Death and Spanish Flu the vast majority of healthy younger people suffer little harm.

The average age of death from Covid 19 is 80 in most countries with 90-96% having at least one existing condition and around 50% having THREE existing conditions. 88% of victims are over 60 in the UK and over 40% are over 80.

As of May 13 less than 240 people with no known conditions had died out of 22,000 deaths recorded by NHS England after testing positive for SARS-COV2 (i.e not including care homes etc). Only TWO of the 10.6 million children under 15 had died up to around two weeks ago - 16 children died during the last major influenza outbreak in 2017.
Edited by: "carnivaist" 8th Jun
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carnivaist08/06/2020 16:59

It hasn't. The Black Death killed 75-100 million when the global … It hasn't. The Black Death killed 75-100 million when the global population was only 350 million. Spanish Flu was closest - it killed 17 million in a population of around 2 billion. Despite the hysteria Covid-19 has killed less than 500'000 people in a world population of 7.5 billion. Unlike the Black Death and Spanish Flu the vast majority of healthy younger people suffer little harm. The average age of death from Covid 19 is 80 in most countries with 90-96% having at least one existing condition and around 50% having THREE existing conditions. 88% of victims are over 60 in the UK and over 40% are over 80.As of May 13 less than 240 people with no known conditions had died out of 22,000 deaths recorded by NHS England after testing positive for SARS-COV2 (i.e not including care homes etc). Only TWO of the 10.6 million children under 15 had died up to around two weeks ago - 16 children died during the last major influenza outbreak in 2017.


To be honest, the correct numbers aren’t really known yet.
Edited by: "olibenjamin" 8th Jun
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olibenjamin08/06/2020 21:29

To be honest, the correct numbers aren’t really known yet.


Given that Covid 19 symptoms are non-specific (many respiratory diseases have identical symptoms) and the vast majority of people who die have other illnesses, the figures could be overestimated as much as underestimated. Few autopsies are conducted on 80-year olds with cancer AND kidney disease AND diabetes (some victims will have exactly this kind of cocktail of co-morbidities) who die after testing positive for coronavirus. Note how the reports always say "died after testing positive", or "died WITH", almost never "died OF".

Whatever happens the numbers are unlikely to explain the scary level of hysteria. The world is yet to see coronavirus deaths reach the 500'000 average or 650'000 maximum annual flu deaths estimated by the WHO. In 1968 80'000 people died of Asian - or Hong Kong - flu in the UK. I'm not aware the country descended into mass panic then, with everyone demanding we nuke ourselves to kill the terrifying invader.
carnivaist09/06/2020 12:43

Given that Covid 19 symptoms are non-specific (many respiratory diseases …Given that Covid 19 symptoms are non-specific (many respiratory diseases have identical symptoms) and the vast majority of people who die have other illnesses, the figures could be overestimated as much as underestimated. Few autopsies are conducted on 80-year olds with cancer AND kidney disease AND diabetes (some victims will have exactly this kind of cocktail of co-morbidities) who die after testing positive for coronavirus. Note how the reports always say "died after testing positive", or "died WITH", almost never "died OF".Whatever happens the numbers are unlikely to explain the scary level of hysteria. The world is yet to see coronavirus deaths reach the 500'000 average or 650'000 maximum annual flu deaths estimated by the WHO. In 1968 80'000 people died of Asian - or Hong Kong - flu in the UK. I'm not aware the country descended into mass panic then, with everyone demanding we nuke ourselves to kill the terrifying invader.


Hopefully everyone isn’t panicking as much as you mention. It’s hard for us as individuals with the idea of any unnecessary loss of life, let alone how to measure or understand what large significant death rates truly mean, especially when the amount is so hard to correctly count and prove. I think I understand what you’re saying though, that it’s only with a level head that we can find the correct solutions. I’m personally not sure I'm brave enough to read this 'the Black Death' book right now though!(skeptical)
Edited by: "olibenjamin" 9th Jun
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