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SXSW 2018

Are We Prepared for the Next Influenza Pandemic?

In 1918, the Spanish Flu infected a third of the world’s population and killed nearly 5% of the global population, attacking even the healthiest individuals. One hundred years later, would we be able to stop such a pandemic? The global response to the H1N1 outbreak was the fastest in history, but even then, the global infection rate peaked before a viable vaccine was available. See how agencies are synchronizing social, medical and government response to prepare for the next pandemic outbreak.

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  1. Why was the Spanish Flu so devastating, and what did we learn from it?
  2. What are we doing to prepare vaccines for the next pandemic?
  3. How are the government and local authorities preparing for flu response?



Lauren Fish, Acct Assoc, Canale Communications

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Health & Wellness
  • Level: Intermediate
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