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Catalogue Number:  KMG003
Producer:  Kunskapsmedia Group
Subject:  Canadian World Studies, Global Issues, Global Studies, Health and Medicine, History, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Sweden
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  4:44


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The word pandemic comes from Greek and means “pertaining to all people”. At the end of 2019, the infectious disease covid-19 was discovered. It then spread all over the world, which had enormous consequences for millions of people. In this educational clip, we learn about the characterizes a pandemic; known pandemics such as the Great Death, the Spanish flu, the Asian, the Hong Kong flu and the swine flu;  You will also learn about infodemics  - rapid, massive spreading of both false and true information - as well as the importance of credible sources in times when false rumors spread quickly.


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