Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

By Michelle Roberts 30 June 2020 BBC News Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionThe new flu strain is similar to the swine flu that spread globally in 2009 A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It...

Covid-19 Is Bad. But It May Not Be the ‘Big One’

Maryn McKenna 06.17.2020 08:00 AM WEIRD IN 2005, US government health agencies were obsessed with a disease threat that was rolling across the globe: H5N1 avian flu, which had leaped from wild birds into chickens, and from there into humans, and was killing more than...