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How the Black Death Radically Changed the Course of History

And what that can teach us about the coronavirus’ potential to do the same

Illustration: Nick Sheeran

EEven before the Black Death, aka the plague, Europe had fallen on tough times: The 14th century began with a mini ice age and torrential rain, ruining crops and spreading starvation among tens of millions of serfs working hereditary land…

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