Despite being sequenced, there are still many questions that remain unanswered about the 1918 strain, such as where it originated *from*.
(Nicole Karlis, “The same flu virus that caused the 1918 pandemic is back this year,” Salon, 1-3-19)
That “from” adds a layer of fat to the origination. Never mind. These “thoughts on language” aren’t meant to be a dreary litany of gotchas.
But, hello, what’s this?
…The greatest burden of any influenza pandemic can be expected to *effect* those least privileged…
There’s an affectionate tut-tut here by the sardonic range rider, but pity the poor scribbler after all. Even Homer nodded. The stories snap, crackle and pop; the need to keyboard them in passable journalese and press “Send” is fiery; deadlines hound; the gig is transient; pay is laughable; and the market for correctitude is slack anyhow. Hats off and hearts out.
(c) 2018 JMN.