How does COVID-19 compare to previous outbreaks?
The Agenda

COVID-19 is spreading and the number of fatalities has passed 2,000 but the World Health Organisation has not declared the outbreak a pandemic yet. Europe has suffered from pandemics in the past including the Black Death during the 14th century and more recently the Spanish Flu at the end of the First World War which killed 50 million people. Watch the video to see a brief history of some of the most potent pandemics in recorded history.