The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their

2022-04-05
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A century ago, the Influenza A virus H1N12021-04-16T21:00:02.243Z, which became known as the “Spanish flu”, affected half a billion people. At the time, this was one-third of the world’s population. In only two years, the virus had killed 50 million people. In the year 2020, the global population is estimated close to eight billion, and the COVID-19 pandemicThe provincial government needs to be held accountable for COVID-19 rules tha, which most likely will go down to history as “the Chinese flu”, has affected less than 80 million people and killed about two million. The damages, however, could have been far less if people had been warned earlierOutdoor personal gatherings.

Historically, flu pandemics besides their scientific definition, are given common names for ordinary people to understand what they are talking aboutThe alarm abou. A century ago, the term “H1N1” meant nothing to people but “the Spanish Flu” meant a lot.

The scientific definition of the pathogen is based on two proteins – haemagglutinin (H) and neuraminidases (N) – both of which constitute the external shell of the virus and relate to the way it is transmitted.

The common names that become widely used by the general public always relate to the origins of the virus. In 1918, we had the Spanish flu (H1N1). In 1957, the Asian flu (H2N2), in 1968 it was the Hong Kong flu (H3N2); the Bird flu (H5N1) in 2004; 2009 had the Swine flu (H1N1); in 2012, there was the Camel flu (MERS), and many others, such as the Russian flu and others, that had a minor impact on the world’s epidemiological situation.

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