In my view, there are two guaranteed disasters shambling towards us:
- A major earthquake on the San Andreas fault
- A flu pandemic
A very important article was published in the July/August edition of Foreign Affairs, which every informed American should read and understand.
Summary: If an influenza pandemic struck today, borders would close, the global economy would shut down, international vaccine supplies and health-care systems would be overwhelmed, and panic would reign. To limit the fallout, the industrialized world must create a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors.