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'We all expected to die': Author Anne Budgell recounts her research on the 1918 Spanish Flu in Labrador

It’s been a century since the Spanish flu decimated two Inuit communities in Labrador and killed about 50,000 people across Canada. Those events are relevant today as medical experts gather to commemorate and address Canada's readiness for the next global pandemic. A National Observer Q and A with Anne Budgell, author of We All Expected To Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919.