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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- Why was the Spanish Flu so devastating, and what did we learn from it?
- What are we doing to prepare vaccines for the next pandemic?
- How are the government and local authorities preparing for flu response?
- Kurt Kamrud, Senior Director of Vaccines, Synthetic Genomics
- Anthony Facui, Director of NIAID, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
- Howard Markel, George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor and Director of the History of Medicine, Univiersity of Michigan
- Thomas Breuer, Chief Medical Officer, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines
Lauren Fish, Acct Assoc, Canale Communications