Black Death & COVID-19

Since the novel coronavirus was discovered in Wuhan China towards the end of 2019, more than 113 million people have been infected with the virus according to Worldometer[1]. Wordometer also notes that across the world, over 2.5 million people have succumbed to the virus with over 89 million people recovering from the virus[2]. Earlier on in 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the virus outbreak as a global pandemic[3]. Expert agree that there is no one definition of a pandemic. Nevertheless, an outbreak of an illness-causing pathogen is declared a pandemic when it becomes prevalent across the globe. While most of coronavirus cases were only recorded in China, the outbreak was classified as an epidemic. When significant number of corona cases were reported in various nations across the planet such as South Korea, United Kingdom, Italy, South Africa, and the USA saw the upgrading of the virusí status from an epidemic to a pandemic. A comparison of COVID-19 with one of...