Skip to main content Matas Library Subject Guides Rudolph Matas Health Sciences Library Tulane University | Howard-Tilton Memorial Library's Homepage Tulane University Homepage

Consumer Health: A Guide

A Matas Library portal for public access resources intended for consumer health questions.

Seasonal Influenza Websites

Influenza Research

Historical background -- Editorial by John Barry

cover of The Great Influenza

John M. Barry, a visiting scholar at the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, is the author of The Great Influenza. He wrote "Move quickly to create a flu vaccine" for The New York Times, also published in the Times Picayune (New Orleans) - Wednesday, April 29, 2009.

... the gap between the time the virus was first recognized and a second, more dangerous wave swelled was about six months. It will take a minimum of four months to produce vaccine in any volume, possibly longer, and much longer than that to produce enough vaccine to protect most Americans. The race has begun."