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October 16, 2018

Vulnerability to Pandemic Flu Could Be Greater Today Than a Century Ago

JAMA. 2018;320(15):1523-1525. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.12966

Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, didn’t mince words when he wrote a love letter to his children and grandchildren. His dispatch, a book entitled Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, was published last year as a guide for surviving emerging infectious disease threats. “[F]ailure is not an option here,” said Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

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