In my 40 years of work as a reporter, I’ve learned a great deal about evidence.

I’ve also learned about intuition and instinct.

Much earlier, in the winter of 1957, I was a student at Amherst College. One day out of nowhere, the administration announced that a flu pandemic from Asia had arrived in America—

And we should all go to the infirmary and take a vaccine. Right away.

I barely knew what flu was. I’d had colds. But flu?

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