Gina Kolata


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in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
February 25, 1948

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Kolata graduated from the University of Maryland and studied molecular biology at the graduate level at MIT for a year and a half. Then she returned to the University of Maryland and obtained a master’s degree in applied mathematics. Kolata has taught writing as a visiting professor at Princeton University and frequently gives lectures across the country. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her family.

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“But as the program got going, the smallest details became issues, even the very name of the disease. Pig farmers complained to the Centers for Disease Control that the name “swine flu” might frighten people away from eating pork. They asked, to no avail, that the flu’s name be changed to “New Jersey”
Gina Kolata, Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic

“The 1918 epidemic came in two waves, a mild flu in the spring of 1918 followed by the killer flu in the fall.”
Gina Kolata, Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic

“The 1918 epidemic came in two waves, a mild flu in the spring of 1918 followed by the killer flu in the fall. And it seemed that the two flu strains were closely related. Infection with the first strain protected against the second”
Gina Kolata, Flu: The Story Of The Great Influenza Pandemic

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