The "Spanish" Flu

Discussion in 'World Events' started by clembo, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. clembo

    clembo Well-Known Member

    The "Spanish" flu has never really gone away.

    “The 1918 flu definitely lost its real virulence by the early 1920s,” says Taubenberger.

    But what’s truly incredible, according to genetic analyses, is that the same novel strain of flu first introduced in 1918 appears to be the direct ancestor of every seasonal and pandemic flu we’ve had over the past century.

    “You can still find the genetic traces of the 1918 virus in the seasonal flus that circulate today,” says Taubenberger. “Every single human infection with influenza A in the past 102 years is derived from that one introduction of the 1918 flu.”

    Covid won't either.

    Read more if you're curious.

    https://www.history.com/news/1918-flu-pandemic-never-ended
     

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