In 60 years there will likely be another pandemic just like the one we’re in now.
Researchers from Duke University says new diseases that spread among humans will rise by three times in the upcoming decades.
Anyone born in the year 2000 faces a 38% chance of witnessing another pandemic like this one, the deadliest since the Spanish Flu.
There’s a 2% chance of a COVID like pandemic happening during any given year.
Data studied from the last 400 years resulted in these statistics.
This data can help health officials to know that pandemics simply just aren’t going to be a rarity in our future.
Things that drive pandemics to happen include growth in population, food systems changing, and contact between diseased animals and humans happening more often.