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Prophetic Monotheism: The Longest Running Pandemic in History

While the world is reeling from the Corona Virus pandemic which is barely months old, we all are suffering from another virus, of an ideological kind, which has been spreading across the world for the past two thousand years continuously. It has been spreading death, destruction, violence and destroying peace all this time. It has infected a majority of humanity barring a few countries like India and China. This ideological virus is Prophetic Monotheism. Read Pankaj Saxena making this apt comparison in this article.

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सामाजिक दूरी का महत्त्व: १९१८ की महामारी से सीख

यह विश्व पहली बार महामारी से नहीं जूझ रहा| लगभग सौ साल पहले भी हमने एक भयंकर महामारी का सामना किया था जिसका नाम था स्पेनिश इन्फ्लुएंजा| इस बीमारी ने पुरे विश्व में ५ से १० करोड़ तक जानें ली थीं| उस महामारी में ली गयी कई सीखों को हम अभी भी प्रयोग में ला सकते हैं और कोरोना वायरस महामारी के तीव्र प्रकोप से बच सकते हैं|

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Pandemics: It all depends on Human Behavior!

This article is taken from the concluding lines of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen. It talks about the human fault with the modern pandemics. Pandemics have always been with the human beings, but the way humans are living now is also greatly responsible for increasing the chances of the pandemics, and making a local endemic disease into a global pandemic.

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