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Old Posted Sep 23, 2019, 9:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Sun Belt View Post
RE: Outbreaks

Airplanes and the modern world are the reason why a pandemic will likely happen again.
In addition to airplanes being huge sources of greenhouse gases, maybe human mobility will also add to it. But we've got plenty of mosquitos here in North America to spread disease. There were no planes to blame back in the Dark Ages, but plenty of mosquitos, ticks, and rats.

Actually, civilization/urbanization is the easiest way to spread disease. We're more sanitary than we used to be, but we still constantly get each other sick. Then there are other potential sources of mass disease, like the water supply. The worst case scenarios could be really bad...