Rachel Clamp, Durham University A 1411 depiction of a man and woman suffering with bubonic plague, or “Black Death”. Everett Historical/ Shutterstock Although some media outlets have begun referring to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as a “modern plague”, the threat of COVID-19 remains negligible compared with historic outbreaks of plague. The latest World […]

Coronavirus and the Black Death: spread of misinformation and xenophobia shows we haven’t learned from our past