There are a range of vaccines for the common flu virus. Each year the virologists pick a vaccine that they believe will work best for the virus mutation. So no, one doesn't have a vaccine against it. It's a best fit scenario with differing levels of success for various mutations.
It is the response that will determine the death rate; not the virulence of the disease, not it's exponential growth, no matter to what power that growth is.
A recent example of dealing with a virus in another species can be seen in the measures taken against Newcastle's disease that...
This illustrate one of the problems with the curve flattening strategy. It only works if the flattened curve doesn't exceed the provision of health care.
As soon as the health care system fails, the model is useless.
Some might argue that instead of pouring billion of dollars into the economy a...
Yesterday, in the village nearest to where I live, two people died who will go towards the Covid-19 statistics.
One women who was 97 years old with no other reported health problems and one man 82 who had diabetes and heart problems.
Someone will make a judgment on cause of death. At 97 years...
We are always working with incomplete data.
When I was taking my first degree science was defined roughly as an attempt to understand the world around us using empirical methods.
Perhaps when you did your science degree there was a different definition.
My point is that there were and have been inoculations for some flu viruses and they effect the mortality rate of earlier epidemics that may have a comparable effect to the isolation policy currently being used to reduce the infection rate.