Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan receives a vaccination in October during a visit to the Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic while checking the progress on the implementation of the government vaccination programme for 2017-18. Photo: Sam Tsang

Another flu pandemic is coming, and the world isn’t prepared

Joseph Chamie says the devastating flu pandemic of 100 years ago was brought about by cramped conditions from the first world war – creating uncomfortable parallels with our urban environments and worsening flu outbreaks. The best way to prepare is to follow public health guidelines from a decade-and-a-half ago, but most nations haven’t done so

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Hong Kong Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan receives a vaccination in October during a visit to the Shau Kei Wan Jockey Club General Outpatient Clinic while checking the progress on the implementation of the government vaccination programme for 2017-18. Photo: Sam Tsang
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