The Spanish Flu Pandemic infected a third of the world's population and wiped out 50 million people. We spoke to medical experts who think we're overdue for a repeat.
Is Canada at a risk to be hit by a major pandemic?
We all know what the flu feels like. But what if you contracted a mutated flu virus so severe there's a 40 percent chance you won't survive? VICE speaks with medical experts convinced we may be overdue for a repeat of a virus similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic that infected a third of the world's population and wiped out 50 million people. On our journey we talk to an expert in mathematical modelling of disease and zombies, and pay a visit to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, the only lab of its kind in Canada, housing the most dangerous viruses in the world.
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