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The spread of the COVID-19 has translated into slowing down economic adventures. Stock
markets have experienced the hit and world has seen its worst times of trading various
commodities for years. It has led to major events such as the closure of businesses economic
shutdown across the world caused by the spread of the virus and deaths. As such a look back at
history is significant as it can help people consider the economic effects of public health
emergencies.
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It can also help the government and various concerned bodies manage public
health emergencies. However, it is good to bear in mind that past pandemics had significant
impacts, and they were more deadly than COVID-19. This paper highlights how the economy
was affected by the bubonic plague.
The past populations were more vulnerable to pandemics since they had no modern
institutions and medicines. Institutions like World Health Organization (WHO) were not
there to inform the public about the disease-how to prevent themselves from the causative
agent and how to respond to it.
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Adrian R. Bell, Andrew Prescott, and Helen Lacey, “What Can the Black Death Tell Us about
the Global Economic Consequences of a Pandemic?,” The Conversation, 2020, <a
href="https://theconversation.com/what-can-the-black-death-tell-us-about-the-global-economic-
consequences-of-a-pandemic-132793">https://theconversation.com/what-can-the-black-death-
tell-us-about-the-global-economic-consequences-of-a-pandemic-132793</a>.

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BUBONIC PLAGUE Name Course Date 1 The spread of the COVID-19 has translated into slowing down economic adventures. Stock markets have experienced the hit and world has seen its worst times of trading various commodities for years. It has led to major events such as the closure of businesses economic shutdown across the world caused by the spread of the virus and deaths. As such a look back at history is significant as it can help people consider the economic effects of public health emergencies.1 It can also help the government and various concerned bodies manage public health emergencies. However, it is good to bear in mind that past pandemics had significant impacts, and they were more deadly than COVID-19. This paper highlights how the economy was affected by the bubonic plague. • The past populations were more vulnerable to pandemics since they had no modern institutions and medicines. Institutions like World Health Organization (WHO) were not there to inform the public about the disease-how to prevent themselves from the causative agent and how to respond to it. 1 Adrian R. Bell, Andrew Prescott, and Helen Lacey, “What Can the Black Death Tell Us about the Global Economic Consequences of a Pandemic?,” The Conversation, 2020, https://theconversation.com/what-can-the-black-deathtell-us-about-the-global-economic-consequences-of-a-pan ...
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