Top 15 Influenza Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Influenza Quotes from famous people such as Anthony Fauci, Margaret Chan, Jared Diamond, John Clifford, Nathan Wolfe, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

You might be asking too much if you're looking for one

You might be asking too much if you’re looking for one vaccine for every conceivable influenza. If you have one or two that cover the vast majority of isolates, I wouldn’t be ashamed to call that a ‘universal vaccine.’
Anthony Fauci
Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution.
Margaret Chan
Based on assessment of all available information and following several expert consultations, I have decided to raise the current level of influenza pandemic alert from phase 4 to phase 5.
Margaret Chan
Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases.
Jared Diamond
The avian influenza found in mainland British Columbia poses no significant threat to human health.
John Clifford
When there is an influenza threat, drop everything and focus on risks from influenza pandemics. When SARS spreads, focus on unknown respiratory diseases. This approach helps to quell public concern, but it’s a hugely inefficient way to deal with future risks.
Nathan Wolfe
My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918.
James Rainwater
A pandemic influenza would mean widespread infection essentially throughout every region of the world.
Anthony Fauci
The unique nature about the influenza virus is its great potential for changes, for mutation.
Margaret Chan
The emergence and spread of virulent strains of avian influenza has been attributed by experts to the intensely overcrowded, unsanitary, and stressful conditions that often characterize large-scale factory farming in industrialized agriculture.
Michael Greger
For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour.
Margaret Chan
We know there are certain types of viruses that are nasty – influenza, for instance, is an area that is not a blindside. But a lot of viruses have come out of nowhere, like H.I.V., or to a certain extent SARS. Because we know we have the potential to be blindsided, we really have to investigate the unknowns.
Nathan Wolfe
Influenza pandemics must be taken seriously, precisely because of their capacity to spread rapidly to every country in the world.
Margaret Chan
It is perfectly obvious that no one nor any single country can save the world from the horrors of tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and winged influenza.
Richard Reeves
Vaccination is the single most important step people can take to protect themselves from influenza.
Tom Frieden