The amazing flu

Thirty-three more people have died from the flu in Minnesota, MPR reports today, which is a lot. But it’s not unusual.

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.