Typhanie (typhanie) wrote in world_tragedies,

Did anyone catch The Plague or The Next Plague on the History Channel last night? Two very good programs on one of history's deadliest diseases, and the possible results of the next pandemic.

Both very good, I hope they re-run them. It was worth catching.

I especially like how often they emphasised that it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. We're long overdue for a pandemic, and because of easy transportation and our fast-paced lives, when it does hit, it will probably kill in amounts not seen before. One of the last things The Next Plague pointed out was that there's nothing we can really do to prevent it, and when it hits, there's not a lot we'll be able to do but let it run its course. The only real thing we can arm ourselves with is knowledge.
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