Who's That Noisy
- Answer to last week: Koalas
Science or Fiction
Although the flu strain that caused the 1918 pandemic was particularly virulent, it was likely secondary bacterial infections that caused most deaths, not the virus itself. https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/196/11/1717/886065
The Bubonic Plague is still the deadliest in history, with between 75 and 200 million deaths. https://www.mphonline.org/worst-pandemics-in-history/
There have been more cholera pandemics than any other type of organism. https://www.historyofvaccines.org/index.php/content/articles/influenza-pandemics
Skeptical Quote of the Week.
“What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance.” – David Eagleman