Adrian V. Cole
Raw History
Published in
17 min readApr 1, 2020

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How Humans Adapt: Plague, Government, and the Rise of Science

Throughout ancient history rapacious diseases repeatedly devastated populations — in many cases proving that bacteria and viruses are far more of a threat than human violence or malfeasance. But humanity’s response to pandemics evolved, as it learned, sometimes in small ways, sometimes large, how to protect itself better.

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Adrian V. Cole
Raw History

Writer of fiction & non fiction. Author of “Thinking Past: Questions and Problems in World History to 1750.” Politics Reporter at the American Independent