If you are one of those thinking that Coronavirus comes to end the world, hold your breath

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No doubt, Coronavirus has taken and still taking its tolls on virtually all aspects of human activities, criss crossing the length and breadth of the world, leaving tales of woes in the mouths of millions of people across the world.

It has and still shaking the world to its basic foundation, with health implication to human existence and shattering of the social and economic development of more than 200 nations, including Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world.

As at the time of this piece, Coronavirus had recorded over 5.7 million cases and thousands of deaths in its kitty.

In Nigeria, it has recorded over 8,000 cases and hundreds of deaths, although significant percentage of discharge of the victims have also been made globally.

Despite the sorrow the pandemic Coronavirus has caused to the families of those that have given up the ghost on its account and psychological trauma it represents to millions of people globally, Coronavirus is not the worst disease the world has ever experienced.

In case you are one of those traumatized by the presence of Coronavirus and has zeroed your mind to the fact the world will soon come to an end because of Coronavirus, hold your breath.

This is because the world had experienced much deadlier pandemic diseases than COVID-19 as exemplified by historical account of the worst pandemic outbreaks of all times below the world has passed through.

Free City Tech says it all:”1. ANTONINE_PLAGUE This occurred in 165AD and claimed 5 million lives. It swept over Asia, Egypt, Greece and Italy. Just in case you think it’s the first time Italy is leading.

2. PLAGUE_OF_JUSTINIAN. It occurred btn 541 to 542, just in 1 year 25 million people were dead. Each day, death toll counted 10,000.

3. THE_FLU_PANDEMIC Also known as THE SPANISH FLU.. It was btn 1918 to 1920, just 100years ago. By that time the world had 1.5billion people, 500million got the disease and that was 1/3 of the total population. In the first week alone, there was a record 25million deaths, worse than first world war itself.

Corona virus is mostly killing the elderly and those already weakened by other diseases but the Spanish flu respected no age group, it claimed 50million lives.

4. THE_3RD_PLAGUE_OF_1855 This one also started from China and killed 10 million Indians in less than one year. You wouldn’t want to hear the total number of global death. By now you want to ask me whether the world ended, the answer is it didn’t, lol. 5.

THE_BLACK_DEATH. This was by far the worst. It occurred from 1346-1353, that was 7 years long pandemic. It was caused by bubonic plague transmitted by fleas.

By that time, the world’s population was 400million, then 200 million died. Half of the world’s population died. If the world was to end with a disease, it would end that time not with corona. It is said that during that plague, the living spent most of their time hurrying the dead in mass graves and yet others were left unburied.

6. HIV_AIDS. You didn’t expect this one, did you? Perhaps u forgot about it but the disease still rear it’s ugly head across the world. The peak record deaths was btn 2005-2012. In 7 years, 36 million people died but it didn’t terrify you because it was not on news like corona.

By today, corona death is not close to half a million, no. Whenever you feel frightened by corona, just know that it will never be recorded among world’s top 20 pandemics, it’s not close. The world is not ending with it, we shall live on. Well, people are dying but not even half will die. We shall remain.

Stay hopeful, Stay positive, Stay home, Stay_Safe. We shall overcome.”

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