Everyone’s talking about it. Coronavirus has been the topic of nearly every conversation in the news, at work, and in our personal lives—and it likely will remain so for a while. What if we pulled back from that subject ever so slightly to examine other outbreaks from the past? Pathogens have been a problem for all of human history, and those experiences can help us make educated guesses about how our future will unfold. Take a break from the headlines and seek perspective in our latest Instaread Original on PANDEMICS.