Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic on China’s Belt and Road Initiative
." Connections: The Quarterly Journal
19, no. 2 (2020): 115-124.
There is widespread agreement among scientists that one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, the plague or black death, originated in China and spread along the old silk road to Europe. It demonstrated a pattern that is as old as human history: when people and goods travel, so do bacteria and viruses.