The Davos Agenda 2021

COVID-19 and geopolitics – 5 lessons from past pandemics

Have we learnt anything? Image: REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

Harry Kretchmer

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History is full of deadly pandemics, many of which have shaped societies and economies. Image: Visual Capitalist
The Spanish flu (1918-20) further rocked a world devastated by war. Image: Our World in Data
The pandemic of 1918 offered new opportunities for some Americans as healthcare grew. Image: CDC
A common image at the time of the Black Death was the Dance of Death, or Danse Macabre. Image: Wikicommons / Public Domain Website
The Spanish Flu (1918-20) is estimated to have killed around 50 million people. Image: via REUTERS

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