[Ads-l] strand = 'strain'

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 25 10:02:16 EST 2020


More examples

1. influenza
https://tinyurl.com/y94yyprl <https://tinyurl.com/y94yyprl>
Television, Religion, and Supernatural: Hunting Monsters, Finding Gods
By Erika Engstrom, Joseph M. Valenzano, III

This strand of the flue contained several different variants of influenza, …

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2. influenza
https://tinyurl.com/yy5p2lfb <https://tinyurl.com/yy5p2lfb>
‘The 1918 flu is still with us’: The deadliest pandemic ever is still causing problems today
The Washington Post
By Teddy Amenabar

In 1918, a novel strand of influenza killed more people than the 14th century’s Black Plague.

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3. cold
https://tinyurl.com/y78742ws <https://tinyurl.com/y78742ws>
I’ve Spent Years Protecting My Students. When Classes Resume, Who Will Protect Me?
By Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton

We are the ones who routinely spend every fall contracting every strand of the cold virus at once.

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4. coronavirus
https://tinyurl.com/vhxkhtc <https://tinyurl.com/vhxkhtc>
There are THREE distinct strains of the novel coronavirus in the world and …
The Daily Mail
By Joe Pinkstone

But they also found that the strand of the virus that arrived in Washington state came from China, echoing the finding of Dr Forster and team.

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5. measles
https://tinyurl.com/y8fkn2aa <https://tinyurl.com/y8fkn2aa>
I Am Legend – Review
MyWordVsTheMovies
In 2009, it was believed that a new strand of the measles virus could be used to cure cancer.

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Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 23 Dec 2020, at 03:05, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> I heard BBC correspondent Katty Kay mention a new "strand" of covid on
> MSNBC yesterday.  Here's one from the 'Net:
> 
> 2020
> https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/08/12/covid-19-and-flu-season-what-it-may-mean-for-you/
> <https://www.hackensackmeridianhealth.org/HealthU/2020/08/12/covid-19-and-flu-season-what-it-may-mean-for-you/>:
> Each year, there can be a different strand of the virus that goes around.
> 
> Viruses do have "strands," but these examples are errors for "strains."
> 
> JL
> 
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 8:42 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
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>> Subject:      Re: strand = 'strain'
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>> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Jonathan Lighter
>> <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Could be. OTOH, a "strain" is something you feel and a "strand" is
>> somethin=
>>> g
>>> you can see. So, if those are the choices. . . .


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