COVID-19 has been devastating, affecting people across the world and killing thousands. However, it is far from the first pandemic of its kind. From the Spanish flu to the bubonic plague, throughout history pandemics have killed huge amounts of the population. Is the coronavirus pandemic the worst in history? Or have previous pandemics been worse?
COVID-19 is the worst pandemic in history
Of all the pandemics in history, coronavirus is the one that has had the most devastating effect.
Globalisation has spread the disease faster
We are now more connected than ever, and this is reflected in the way that coronavirus has spread.