You can disagree all you like. Influenza is caused by the influenza virus. That's why it's caused "the influenza virus". If you have the HIV virus, you're under the influence of a virus but you don't have viral influenza, do you?Big Tea wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:25 pmI have to disagree with you, Viral influenzas is literally being under the influence of a virus, but there we go I will not argue with you.Just_a_fan wrote: ↑Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:15 pmThe word influenza comes from Italian for "influence" because back in the middle ages people thought it was caused by weird stuff such as astrology because they knew nothing about viruses etc.
Influenza is caused by the influenza virus. There is a whole group of influenza viruses. The well known H1N1, H5N1, etc., are all varieties of influenzavirus A. They have their own genus - Alphainfluenzavirus - and the scientific name is Alphainfluenzavirus influenza A. There are three other genus for different influenza virus types, named (in original fashion) B, C and D.
So, no, calling an infection caused by Covid "flu" would be entirely incorrect. An infection caused by Covid would a SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).
Which won't stop people calling it 'flu, of course.
What I will do, and please excuse me all as this is nothing at all to do with motorsport, but a very good watch, is post this here
It is a graphic representation of immunity by vaccination, or possibly what would eventually happen if no one was vaccinated bit much of the population had immunity through having had it previously
Anyhoooo, cool video.