posted on May, 6 2009 @ 11:25 AM
I'm going to be buying a book from 2008 on the 1918 pandemic influenza experience in the U.S., whose title is:
A Cruel Wind -- pandemic flu in America 1918-1920
Here is the link to further information on that book, which includes a professional review and 3 highly interesting Amazon user reviews:
The shocker in the above title is in the end of the subtitle: 1918 to 1920?? That's a full two years, not just a few months.
The full proportions of the current influenza episode may therefore be two years in the making, not just a few months. As public health experts said
in the last two weeks, because influenza virus mutations are coded in RNA rather than DNA, that alone is problematic, since RNA is much more
error-prone than DNA.
By the way, the main author of A Cruel Wind is a medical technologist who went back to graduate school and got a number of degrees in history.
[edit on 5/6/2009 by Uphill]