FLU: And You Thought This Year’s Flu Season Was Bad…
A note to flu victims and the beleaguered health care workers and loved ones taking care of them: It could be a heckuva lot worse. This is little consolation for those racked by fevers and chills, but how many contemporary sufferers are aware that a flu bug was responsible for the most deadly epidemic in human history? California Healthline columnist Jeff Stryker checks out Gina Kolata's Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It and wonders whether it's too late to get a flu shot.
Stryker's Corner is a regular Monday feature in California Healthline. Columnist Jeff Stryker takes readers behind the headlines, with in-depth articles, guest editorials and interviews with California newsmakers. Click here for more on Stryker and this feature.
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