Public health scholar Jonathan Kennedy makes a convincing case that germs, viruses and diseases have helped to mold human history.

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Review of ‘Pathogenesis’

In the age of COVID-19, it is impossible not to appreciate how a virus can upend societies, reshape politics and divide populations. But what many of us do not know, and what Pathogenesis: A History of the World in Eight Plagues makes clear, is that viruses and bacteria have been integral to all of human…

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