Pandemics such as the Black Death have altered the course of history. The ravages of the Spanish Flu pandemic were so terrible that at least one culture decided the most humane way of dealing with the aftermath was simply to ignore it—to pretend the disease had not happened. Could a new pandemic possibly be worse than the Black Death or the Spanish Flu? Could it be as bad as the Scarlet Plague of Jack London’s story?

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen Webb
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  1. 1.DCQE University of PortsmouthLee-on-the-SolentUK

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