Flu Season: Are You Prepared?

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By Melissa Rivera     We spend a lot of time about how to prepare for natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires and hurricanes. Yet every year, seasonal influenza kills between 12,000 and 56,000 people and hospitalizes 140,000 to 710,000, according … Read More

Preparing for a Pandemic

By Melissa Rivera     Three weeks ago, World Bank officials hosted a global pandemic simulation. No, not the World Health Organization or U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, though both were involved. The World Bank is responding to … Read More

1918-1919: The Worst Flu Epidemic Ever

Floods are generally considered to deadliest natural disaster on earth. The worst flood recorded is known as the 1931 China floods, in which up to 4 million people were killed. As devastating as this was, there was another – even … Read More