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Nükhet Varlik

Nükhet Varlik

Nükhet Varlık is a historian of the Ottoman Empire interested in disease, medicine, and public health. Her first book, "Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600," is the first systematic scholarly study of the Ottoman experience of plague during the Black Death pandemic and the centuries that followed.

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How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

By: - October 15, 2020

When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue. Since the beginning of the pandemic, epidemiologists and public health specialists have been using mathematical models to forecast the future in […]