Daily Stoic shares a lesson we can all learn from history about this COVID Pandemic.

In 165 AD, Marcus Aurelius’ Roman Empire was hit with the Antonine Plague. Despite the distance of so many centuries, it’s eerily similar to Covid-19. It caused widespread panic, but Marcus Aurelius was a beacon of sanity and stability during these times. He made the people of his empire a priority as he did the best he could to deal with a pandemic that eventually killed between 10 and 18 million people in his empire.

DW News has an interesting overview of the global impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus cases are down in China but rising in the West:China is reporting another drop in the number of new cases of Coronavirus infections. But the death toll in the country where the Covid-19 Coronavirus began is now nearing 3,000. Elsewhere Iran’s death toll has risen to 92, the highest outside China.The EU has reported the first confirmed case of the virus at its administrative centre in Brussels. Italy has announced it will close all schools and colleges across the country for two weeks.The German government had banned the export of medical gear and adjusted a national travel advisory to warn of an “elevated quarantine risk” associated with cruise ship travel.