If a global pandemic equivalent to the 1918 influenza pandemic – commonly known as the ‘Spanish flu’ – occurred today, it would cost around US$3 trillion. Photo: AFP
If a global pandemic equivalent to the 1918 influenza pandemic – commonly known as the ‘Spanish flu’ – occurred today, it would cost around US$3 trillion. Photo: AFP

World unprepared for pandemic that could kill ‘80 million in 36 hours’, WHO warns

  • Prominent international experts warn that all countries were vulnerable

If a global pandemic equivalent to the 1918 influenza pandemic – commonly known as the ‘Spanish flu’ – occurred today, it would cost around US$3 trillion. Photo: AFP
If a global pandemic equivalent to the 1918 influenza pandemic – commonly known as the ‘Spanish flu’ – occurred today, it would cost around US$3 trillion. Photo: AFP
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