Epidemics and Pandemics: What Lessons from History?

  • Clairay Philippe
Keywords: conspiracy theories, Covid-19, history of epidemics, rumors, pandemics


Intrinsically linked to human existence, viruses have accompanied and marked the different stages of the development of civilization. Today, confronted with a new "enemy", the Covid-19, our societies seemed once again dumbfounded by this challenge before they reacted. This article will try to recall, through a historical approach, how much the great global epidemics and pandemics have shaped our world, and to show that often, from a societal point of view, the same stages are repeated.


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PhilippeC. (2020). Epidemics and Pandemics: What Lessons from History?. Fuori Luogo. Rivista Di Sociologia Del Territorio, Turismo, Tecnologia, 7(1), 13 - 18. https://doi.org/10.6092/2723-9608/6986