Ouch. A piece of bad news wrapped up in protein.*
Influenza virus: Approximately 100 nanometers in size.
Me: Approximately 1.75*109 nanometers in size
So how is it that something so tiny can make me feel so very, very awful? Lousy not-quite-living jerks. I’ll have more in a few days, when I feel like moving again.
*Thank you, Sir Peter Medawar