Rich-poor divide in past flu pandemics must guide strategy today

日期:2019-03-01 04:17:01 作者:宗正胭载 阅读:

Andrzej Krauze By Laura Spinney WITH hopes high that the northern hemisphere flu season is about to recede, it seems a good time to point out that, unlike annual outbreaks that fade as spring arrives, flu pandemics don’t respect seasons. A hundred years ago, the worst such pandemic on record was just starting – the first case was recorded on 4 March 1918 – and north of the equator it wouldn’t peak until the autumn. In this centenary year of Spanish flu,