The Yearly Flu Shot Could Soon be a Thing of the Past

A century after one of the world’s deadliest pandemics, scientists are making progress on a universal flu vaccine

Tim McDonnell
Elemental
Published in
6 min readOct 7, 2019

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InIn 1918, in the final months of World War I, a flu pandemic spread across the world. It may have started among Chinese laborers who were transported in trains across Canada, and was…

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Tim McDonnell
Elemental

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