A deadly flu pandemic like the Spanish flu could happen again, wiping out 400 million globally, leading flu experts have warned. It’s 100 years since the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic killed tens of millions of people – but there’s nothing stopping the flu virus becoming as deadly again.  The flu is an “unstable” virus, meaning it changes from year to year, and all it would take is a major mutation for the virus to

devastate the globe. Professor Robert Dingwall, a flu expert at Nottingham Trent University, said modern medicine wouldn’t be able to protect us in the face of a new pandemic. During the 1918 pandemic between 200,000 and 250,000 people died in the UK – around 60 to 100 million globally. For every person in Britain that died another 10 fell ill, devastating the country and crippling the economy. READ MORE