This text presents the story of the 1918 flu epidemic and discusses current scientific efforts to isolate the particular strain that was so virulent, in order to prevent the same tragedy from striking again. According to researchers, "It's not a question of if. It's a matter of when".
The incident in Hong Kong; some new kind of Plague; on the edge of life; the frozen coast; stressed to the max; respect and dignity; the language of life; $3,000 and a shovel; marvellously humiliating; plug drugs.
Catching Cold: 1918's Forgotten Tragedy and the Scientific Hunt for the Virus That Caused it by Pete Davies
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