Although coronavirus may be one of the fastest-spreading viruses in the modern era, to date it is far from being the deadliest.

Throughout history, humanity has battled countless challenges and tragedies, including war, famine, natural disasters, and deadly diseases, the species has endured.

In our time, although many people are panicked over the novel coronavirus due to its quick spread, to date it is not among the deadliest viruses in history.

Spanish flu

The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 influenza pandemic, was one of the deadliest viruses ever. The first known case occurred in 1918 in Spain.

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