Could bird flu have gone the way of the flu of 1918? This Scientific American special report prepares listeners for that hypothetical worst-case scenario. New research into the influenza pandemic lends us lessons for today. This research surfaces in light of findings that most countries are not adequately prepared to face such a catastrophe. The audio magazine's narration is straightforward and clear. The natural pacing makes these related articles digestible. Beyond being important, the disaster scenarios in this report are hand- down fascinating.
In this special report from the pages of Scientific American, you'll hear about the latest efforts to stop a pandemic before it happens, and to treat the sick if it happens. You'll also hear about some fascinating new research into the catastrophic "Great Influenza" of 1918, and its relevance for all of us today.
The articles in this special report are: