Samuel Pepys is known for keeping an extensive diary that records, famously, the Great Fire of London (1666), as well as a major plague outbreak in 1665. His firsthand account of the development of the plague, from rumors abroad to daily threat, offers historical insight into the spread of epidemics.
Caitlin Doughty, author of "Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?" and founder of the Order of the Good Death, tackles perceptions about the plague, plague bodies, and the Middle Ages in this informative and darkly humorous video.
"Our Plague Year" Seems To Be A Very Popular Title
Joseph Fink (Welcome to Night Vale, Alice Isn't Dead) created a podcast that ran from March 13, 2020, to July 10, 2021, documenting the anxieties, learnings, and reflections of the COVID-19 pandemic during that period. Many guest speakers are featured as well.
In the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft, an unexpected oversight led to an in-game plague that ravaged the game world and which led to some startling sociological and epidemiological research outcomes.
The quintessential pandemic simulation game (it's right in the title), Pandemic is a cooperative board game for two to four players, in which players take on unique roles to strategize and prevent the spread of four deadly diseases, with different effects, vectors of transmission, and levels of virulence. The players win if they stop all four before time runs out.