a man walking in a barren landscape with mountains in the background

I was walking the global trail of our ancestors. Then pandemic struck

While self-isolating in Myanmar, storyteller Paul Salopek reflects on past pandemics and ponders the implications of this newest global scourge.

Paul Salopek walks through Afghanistan's remote Wakhan Corridor, part of his route through Central Asia.

Photograph by Matthieu Paley, Nat Geo Image Collection

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