Map, NOAA/Virus, CDC
Map, NOAA/Virus, CDC

Forecasting the Future of Flu

Influenza strikes every year, but every flu season is rife with uncertainty. In other words, it’s a lot like the weather–important to our lives, and hard to predict. For my new “Matter” column for the New York Times, I take a look at how flu researchers are borrowing the tools of weather forecasting to look into the future–with increasing accuracy. Check it out.