MPR’s Lorna Benson says the fact Minnesota could record the highest number of deaths in five years may be more a testament to how mild the flu season has been in recent years, as opposed to how severe this flu season his.
What’s fascinating, however, is what’s going on when the germ hits your innards. Consider this video from NPR’s Robert Krulwich. It’s almost hard to hate the flu when you realize the amazing things it does.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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