WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Based on what health experts say could happen in the event of a pandemic, Dateline has taken the unusal step of producing a scenario illustrated with the use of doctors, actors and volunteers. The special report on Sunday is not intended to frighten or alarm--but simply to ask the question... are we prepared?
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