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How Does COVID-19 Compare To History’s Deadliest Pandemics? (March 23 Update)

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How Does COVID-19 Compare To History’s Deadliest Pandemics? (March 23 Update)

This is an updated variant of the video “History’s Deadliest Pandemics: From Antonine Plague To COVID-19” released on March 19.

This video visualizes some of history’s most deadly pandemics, from the Antonine Plague to the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Novel Coronavirus outbreak started in China in December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020. The outbreak was officially declared a pandemic on March 11.

The featured pandemics by death toll:

  • Black Death (Bubonic Plague) – 200 million dead
  • New World Smallpox Outbreak – 56 million dead
  • Spanish Flu – 40-50 million dead
  • Plague of Justinian – 30-50 million dead
  • HIV/AIDS – 25-35 million dead
  • Third Plague – 12 million dead
  • Antonine Plague – 5 million dead
  • 17th Century Great Plagues – 3 million dead
  • Asian Flu – 1.1 million dead
  • Russian Flu – 1 million dead
  • Cholera Pandemics 1-6 – 1 million dead
  • Japanese Smallpox epidemic – 1 million dead
  • Hong Kong Flu – 1 million dead
  • 18th Century Great Plagues – 600 thousand dead
  • Swine Flu – 20 thousand dead (the number was updated, in the previous variant of the video we mistakenly used ‘200 thousand dead’)
  • Yellow Fever – 100-150 thousand dead
  • Ebola – 11.3 thousand dead
  • COVID-19 – 14,705 (as of March 23)
  • MERS – 850 dead
  • SARS – 770 dead

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  • hththny

    global hysteria pandemics-1 billion scared sheep

  • Hasbara Hunter

    BLACK DEATH: 200 Million dead on a Total Worldpopulation of 1 Billion…that is 20%

    Even if 15% of the World-Population dies from COVID-19 roughly 1.2 Billion on a total Worldpopulation of 7.8 Billion then we still got 6.6 Billion peoples left….Nature will always set the Balance no matter what…Survival of the fittest…Sheeples had the Arrogance to forget…now that they are confronted with their own mortality perhaps they will open their eyes & accept reality….

    • FlorianGeyer

      You are quite right HH. The date and the world population for each pandemic would give a better idea of scale.

      There us a huge disconnect between the hysteria we see with civilians dying of disease and the industrial murder of civilians and soldiers during war.

      In war the dead are mourned by families BUT lauded by governments.

      “France:

      Military Deaths: 1,397,800
      Civilian Deaths: 300,000
      Total Deaths: 1,697,800
      Percentage of Population: 4.29%”

      Britain lost over 20,000 men in one day alone.
      “The first day of the Battle of the Somme holds an infamous record for the British army, being the bloodiest day in its history. But the battle wasn’t just being fought in no-man’s land. Beneath the ground a dreadful, silent war was taking place, as British and German engineers tunnelled and counter-tunnelled in a vicious war of explosives and hand-to-hand fighting.”

      https://ww1facts.net/quick-reference/ww1-casualties/

      The current virus takes mainly the ill and the old.

      Cui Bono ?

      • Hasbara Hunter

        The Governments…they don’t have to pay the pensionados anymore…because of the fabricated Economic Crisis & Wall Street Crash…Pension Funds lost Billions…Holland is slowly going towards an all out Lock Down.. Martial Laws lurking just around the corner…and 63% of the Dutch are begging for a Total Lockdown because they are MK-Ultra Chickenshit Cowards…Sheeples have gone Mad….Desperate Elites Pushing their Agenda…I see a Dangerous Situation rapidly evolving…make sure you are prepared & get your gear ready…I was waiting for something to happen for years…this is that moment…anything can happen in the very near future..

        • FlorianGeyer

          I agree with you, HH.

          The financial crisis is with us. Is the confiscation of private assets the goal in order to preserve the wealth of the chosen few.

          The US has demonstrated their hunger for plunder world wide. The US population is being further impoverished as we speak.

          I too have been expecting a collapse . Is this the time that only time will reveal?
          Ever more people are willing to look at alternatives to the MSM these days.
          Could this be why the self isolation is being enforced, as we both know that our governments care little about deaths in the world, and discussing such things in public is a grave danger to the elite.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            The Establishment knows that the Scum knows…that is why they are in a hurry…everything is out in the open…The Veil came down…no need to hide anything anymore…

            Albert Pike always in the back of my mind…he must mean us when he mentions the “World Minority of Revolutionaries”

            We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

            Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization…

            This is where we are right now…

          • StafJustice

            I Just watched the video…and it seems more things are about to happen…
            But fast and brief, then we expect the coming of Madhi and Jesus the Christ.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            Whatever happens get your Gear ready….the Elites are in Panic…they need to Push their “Hidden” Agendas…they have to do it fast because the Sheeple are wakin’ up…they know it…Civil Unrest & Disobedience about to happen…Martial Laws & Tanks will be the Elites’ Answer…

  • Stoneweapon

    Swine Flu-CDC estimated that 151,700-575,400 people worldwide died from
    (H1N1)pdm09 virus infection during the first year the virus circulated

  • Pave Way IV

    USA #1 in case number trajectories – still doubling here at a rate of every two to three days.
    Exceptional, yet again…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/65505300fcb3da3e292ee6fa5b2de16862c95905d5e27dff8b9c43152c4f739a.jpg

    • BMWA1

      Initial increase may only be a product of diagnostic capacity and ability.

      • Pave Way IV

        That’s why they offset Day 0 to the first 100th case in this trajectory chart – it kind of smooths out the initial reporting noise like testing issues. Just eyeballing that chart though, it looks like offsetting Day 0 to the 1000th case would still leave US near or at the top. And case numbers will be doubling every day in the US when doctors can test everyone they want (not those the CDC decides) to test. I see the MSM is already downplaying our botched response by moving Day 0 the other way – to the 10th case. Look how good the US is doing in this FT chart ‘adjusted’ for us:

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2799899fb0d2ee2beebdb50d7faf0be784859fd50b0b64ad0448a037c936804d.jpg

        We (the US) had two months advance notice (thanks to China) of a potential pandemic, and we’re still mass-emergency-ordering components of the testing kits. That tells me we were and are still unprepared for ANY pandemic. Trump cut something like 1% of the CDC and HHS pandemic programs, not 50%.

        China went into total lockdown on Day 12, so it took about 15 days after that for case growth to flatten. Even assuming the US ‘kind of’ went into a self-imposed lockdown this weekend, the chart shows we’re still not going to level off until after 100,000 cases or so if we follow China. Still, we’re talking a dumb, rather meaningless trajectory chart. Anything can still happen in Clown World at this point – we may not be done being exceptional.

    • FlorianGeyer

      The US is proving to be Great Again with the Virus infections :)

  • cechas vodobenikov

    freedom hating puritanical amerikans love their fascism; in the USA martial law is called a quarantine…apparently these obese drug dependent submissives r all confined to their hovels except the vast numbers of homeless and of course their world class prison population—these fascist so hate freedom and feel so impotent that they tolerate laws that illegalize smoking and drinking on sidewalks, something that is not tolerated in civilized nations…one imagines that amerikans r all now smoking weed and consuming porn w their burgers
    “busy busy numb-amerikans cannot feel themselves alive unless they feel themselves busy—amerika is a vast goo of meaningless stimulation”. Thomas de Zengodita
    as Zygmunt Bauman demonstrated, speed obliterates the capacity to think…farcical to assert that an amerikan automaton can think