How the UK government’s failure to learn the lessons of history pushed the country deeper into crisis.
Humankind has always been at the mercy of pandemic outbreaks of infectious disease. Historians have recorded them in detail, from the plague that devastated Athens in 430 BCE, causing the death of perhaps a quarter of the city’s population, to the plague of Justinian which, according to the Byzantine historian Procopius, “swept through the whole known world… leaving a trail of desolation in its wake” in the years 541-549 CE. Most devastating of all was the Black Death, between 1347 and 1351, …read more
Source:: New Statesman