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How Would A Pandemic Affect Sydney?

January 25th marked 100 years since the Spanish flu epidemic hit Australia, and according to researchers at Macquarie University, if the same epidemic was to hit Sydney today it would equate to around 1.8 million cases and 22,000 deaths. Back in 2019, the world is seeing a resurgence of measles, with a record number of cases being reported.

Researchers at The University of Sydney have found that – with a growing population and air travel more accessible than ever – we are increasingly vulnerable to pandemics. To tell us more about what this means for Sydneysiders and how we can prepare, Tess spoke to Dr Cameron Zachreson from the Complex Systems Research Group at the University of Sydney.

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