In: History Science

16 Sep 2011

Not much to say about this one. Interesting perspective information, and typical Good aesthetics. (via)


4 Responses to Pandemics



September 16th, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Pretty but inaccurate. Many of the thing list are not a virus. Malaria is a parasite, TB, cholera and typhoid are all caused by bacteria. Could easily be made accurate however by simply classing them all as infections.



September 16th, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Good point about the pathogens being incorrectly referred to as viruses, especially in the right-hand column.



September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Weird to compare the numbers killed by a disease over a 10,000 year period next to one that killed over a two year period.



September 17th, 2011 at 9:07 am

Instead of counts, should have graphed the rates of disease instead of a count. That would take into account that population was much smaller at the time of the black death pandemics.

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