Is flu the past-tense of fly?

Turns out I’m not invincible after all. After mentioning on the blog last week that I was going to Germany for the weekend, I feel obliged to report that I’ve come down with an atrocious head cold, rendering me basically incoherent for my EPP lecture last night. Am in Brisbane today, giving half a dozen talks at QUT, UQ and the Brisbane Festival of Ideas between now and Sunday – so here’s hoping that the warm weather of the balmy north clears things up.

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2 Responses to Is flu the past-tense of fly?

  1. Sinclair Davidson says:

    At this time of year, everyone should be taking lots and lots and lots of vitamin c.

  2. Peter says:

    Rather than over-dosing on Vitamin C, most people would have greater protection against flu if they were careful about touching shared surfaces (eg, doorknobs) AND then touching their face. If you don’t touch your mouth or nose, any cold virus on your hands caught from shared surfaces soon dies without infecting you. Shared surfaces-to hands-to face is the main transmission vector for human flu viruses.

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