All posts in tag: influenza

Tomás Aragón How the “Flu Blacklist” Explains Why the 2013-2014 Flu Season is Deadly

In my professional role, I am interviewed by the media to explain why this flu season is so “deadly.” I have a more mathematical explanation here (which is challenging to simplify). However, Rob Roth from KTVU Channel 2 interviewed me and suggested the term “susceptible list” to describe the people … More >

Fyodor Urnov Thinking under the influenza

It is flu season, and an opportunity to, first, remind ourselves that in 1918-19 the virus killed approximately 30 million people, and to take appropriate precautions; second, ponder a general human weakness the disease name reflects.

Symptoms of the flu include fever, aches and pains, headache, and weakness, so why is … More >

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