TRIVIAL PURSUITS: How Many Pandemics Have There Been in the 21st Century?

The number of known pandemics are many, but their onsets have been relatively spread out over time—until the 21st century.

How many pandemics have there been in the 21st century?

Five. Below is a list.

  • SARS – started in 2002
  • Swine Flu – started in 2009
  • Ebola – started in 2014
  • MERS – started in 2015
  • COVID-19 – started in 2019
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