Authors: Tristan Free, Future Science Group
Throughout 2020, several occasions have prompted the urge to declare that “we’ve hit rock bottom. The only way is up!” However, even as the positive news of vaccine success broke towards the end of the year, new – more transmissible – variants emerged to spoil the party.
In an attempt to feel better by comparison and with the year drawn to a close – now available to assess in all its glory – we ask; when have natural forces impacted humanity more severely than 2020, leading to the worst years in human history? Hence, we explore the most severe outbreaks and pandemics in human history.