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A worldwide outbreak of a disease.
The term 'pandemic' is often confused with 'epidemic'.
Some current pandemics are Swine Flu and HIV/AIDS. Some may consider the common cold a pandemic.

Pandemics have been known to vary unpredictably from very mild to devastating. Swine Flu was predicted to be a really bad outbreak, hence the extreme precautions taken, but it turned out to be a harmless cold. Spanish Flu, on the other hand, was not predicted and caused widespread damage, with an estimated 50,000,000 deaths worldwide.

Pandemics are usually mild if precautions are taken, and usually don't do much harm. While the media may make it sound horrible, they often leave out important details, like the infectivity, number of cases, and death RATE. Most cases are never confirmed, either; usually just the severe cases. You could get swine flu and never know.

Pandemic is also a popular online game in which the player attempts to kill off the human species with the perfect disease.
People are taking this pandemic way too seriously. It will inevitably go away on its own without the help of panic and media headlines.
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Brand name for that heron, heroin, that fire shit that'll get you fucked up, on The Wire. Not to be confused with WMD, Bin Laden, or Icicles.
Bodie Broadus: "PAAAAANDEMIC! Got that PANDEMIC!"
Bubs: "Gimme two"
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An opportunity to magically get paid for staying at home and watching tv. In order to participate, one must be a teacher, and make it known that they may possibly, in the foreseeable future, have contact with someone who is over the age of 70, as they would then place that person at a higher risk of death (increasing the risk to the equivalent risk of being struck by lightening while scratching off a million dollar winning lottery ticket).
Sorry Kim, I can’t hang out on Tuesday, quarantining during the work week due to the pandemic, however, if you want to go clubbing on Saturday night, I’m free.
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A sudden outbreak of Pandas. Has only happened once or twice, and mostly in China.
Pandas are so cute! I wish there was a pandemic right here in town.
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It’s a worldwide or viral infection;disease that can be transmitted from touch or contaminated surfaces. It also means that it’s an infection that travels from country to country or state to state. Another meaning is that it’s an infection that can kill others not only little people but more than you’d might think.
New York has become the epicenter of the pandemic infection.
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A copied recipe of bread that was made during an outbreak of a pandemic disease.
Oh no she got the pan-demic from you!
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