How long before this technology can be tuned to other types of infected cells like HIV?
Maybe It can be tuned to attack HIV but HIV is a virus and virus use our own healthy cells and its resources.
Spanish Flu came from Kansas. The reason it's called the Spanish Flu is because Spanish newspapers covered it first.
Spanish newspapers covered if frist because in 1918 Spain's neighbor countries were in WW1 and censoring its problems.
Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982