Started watching Episode One of Pandemic. A few notes to share.
A hundred years ago, over 100 million people were infected with the influenza virus. Towns were so overrun by deaths that they often buried the dead in mass graves.
The combinations of Hs and Ns in the name define the physical characteristics an influenza virus will have and just how deadly that infection might be.
A pandemic influenza will likely come from an animal and we won’t have a natural immunity to it.
Dr. Jake Glanville is working to create the world’s first universal flu vaccine.