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Visual Capitalist, Nicholas LePan.We believe that data, storytelling, and powerful visuals can be combined to make our complex world easier to understand.: As humans have spread across the world, so have infectious diseases. Even in this modern era, outbreaks are nearly constant, though not every outbreak reaches pandemic level as the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has. Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw. However, it was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increased dramatically.

The modern world relies on plentiful energy from fossil fuels, hydro-electric and nuclear to enable people to have better lives in large cities. This involves highly automated agriculture and raising of animals for food. It requires tremendous transportation from rural areas to cities and from countries across oceans. At the same time, the very high density of people in metropolitain areas makes everyone vulnerable to pandemics that have happened periodically throughout history. The modern world relies on plentiful energy from fossil fuels, hydro-electric and nuclear to enable people to have better lives in large cities. This involves highly automated agriculture and raising of animals for food. It requires tremendous transportation from rural areas to cities and from countries across oceans. At the same time, the very high density of people in metropolitain areas makes everyone vulnerable to pandemics that have happened periodically throughout history.
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