From the Black Death to AIDS, pandemics have shaped human history. Coronavirus will too
From the Plague of Justinian and the Black Death to polio and AIDS, pandemics have violently reshaped civilization since humans first settled into towns thousands of years ago. No one can know exactly how the COVID-19 pandemic will ultimately change the world. But stress cracks are already showing.
from California https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-04-12/coronavirus-pandemic-black-death-aids-shape-history