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    Posted: June 28 2017 at 11:23pm
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-27/mapping-worlds-20-most-populous-cities-2100 

Pandemics have "ingediënts";
-an illness (virus, bacteria, fungae, prion, etc.)
-a "vector"-means of transport
-a"feeding ground" (if there is nobody to get ill you will not get a pandemic-Antarctica was not toutched by the Spanish Flu at the end of World War I). 

The Zero Hedge article comes with mega-cities in Africa with over 60 million inhabitants by 2100. Urbanization makes a great feeding ground for pandemics. 

Of course wars, disasters, climate change, gets millions of people becoming vulnareble refugees. Cholera killed almost 10.000 people in Haïti after the 2010 earthquake https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Haiti_cholera_outbreak. At present Yemen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016%E2%80%9317_Yemen_cholera_outbreak has the largest cholera outbreak. Polio mixes with war http://outbreaknewstoday.com/polio-update-5-total-cases-2017-suspected-vdpv-case-syria-25538/ in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria. 

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/programs/geh/climatechange/health_impacts/index.cfm The zika-virus did get out of control due to climate change. But also droughts, extreme heatwaves, weather events-is creating instability, food and water crises and at the end loss of habitat-humans can not live there (on that scale) any longer. Desertification is a big risk for northern Africa and the Middle East-it is also one of many reasons for the wars in those regions. 

Pandemics need a certain background and do not come out of the blue. Good healthcare is healthcare for all humans-virusses do not read bankaccounts ! The idea that we can build on all land on this planet without effecting climate is insane. 
Que sera, sera, Whatever will be, will be, The future is not ours to see, Que sera, sera !
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