2020 has been a rough year for all of us since the beginning. First, there were concerns that a 3rd World War is on its way, then there were the unfortunate Australian bushfires and now the whole world is facing the wrath of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, well thanks to the ‘Bat-soup consuming yellow race’! Now please dont complain “oh my god this was so racist”, the world is facing much bigger issues right now!
Coming to the point, the World Health Organisation (WHO) describes an Epidemic as “a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time”. Whereas, a Pandemic refers to a “disease so widespread that it affects a country or even the whole world at a particular time”.
Here are 5 of the most deadliest Epidemics/Pandemics that have shocked the world: