Review: A World of Sickness

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Review: A World of Sickness

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We live in an age of AIDS, SARS, bird and swine flu, Ebola, and Zika. Spurred by globalization and hyped by the internet, those plagues alarmed huge swaths of the world. Yet, aside from AIDS, none of these diseases has caused nearly as many deaths as feared. Bizarrely, the greatest killer of the past century is barely remembered today.

The Spanish flu began in the spring of 1918, infected 500 million people, and killed between 50 million and 100 million of them—more than both world wars and the Holocaust combined. Not since…

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