Spanish Flu killed millions of people but when will the next pandemic strike?
A hundred years ago the deadly Spanish Flu virus claimed millions of lives around the world. But how well prepared is the UK for a flu pandemic in the future? Chris Bond reports.
During a TED talk in 2015, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates told his audience: “When I was a kid, the disaster we worried about most was a nuclear war.” The Microsoft co-founder then added: “If anything kills over ten million people in the next few decades, it’s most likely to be a highly infectious virus, rather than a war. Not missiles, but microbes.”
It’s a sobering thought and one given credence by the... read more
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