Preparing for a pandemic

"It’s like predicting an earthquake” is how the country’s top public-health expert describes the build-up to a global flu epidemic.

11th March, 2006

"It’s like predicting an earthquake” is how the country’s top public-health expert describes the build-up to a global flu epidemic. Everyone knows it’s coming, but nobody is sure when it’ll happen and how widespread it’ll be.

‘‘We all know it’s going to come, we just don’t know when. It could be within the next three months, or the next five years,” said Dr Darina...

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