Re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

Why am I left with the feeling that football, politics and to some degree the ongoing problems with the economy pale in to insignificange today compared with the potential flu pandemic.

We face the perfect storm or an economy in a mess and a potential pandemic flu. At present companies cannot afford to let people stay at home to look after children who may be at home if schools close, this means more companies going belly up or even greater government borrowing to tide the economy over. Meanwhile restaurants will close, pubs will stay empty, nobody will be spending any money, the economy will go through the floor, and whilst all this is happening thousands of people will be losing their lives.

Life, as we know it, is about to change dramatically.

1 comment:

loadofoldstodge said...

I don't want to sound complacent but the amount of hysteria about this in the blogsphere defies belief.

There are cases but there's plenty of evidence Tamiflu is effective - of course, in the poorer regions of Mexico, that may be a case of too little, too late.

We're a LONG way from any kind of public health crisis here - we've had winter flu epidemics and life has carried on. This will be no different here.