Feb 14, 2020 - 14 min
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The most dangerous killers? Silent and unhesitatingly swift pathogens. From the Black Death to polio, the most dangerous pathogens in history have moved silently, killing or maiming fast. Anthropologist and author of Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World’s Most Dangerous Disease, Wendy Orent, explores in Aeon magazine.