While it’s important to heed rational advice about swine flu, succumbing to that most critical symptom – panic – should be avoided like the plague
The first sign that everything had changed came on the plane home when I noticed a woman sitting a few rows up wearing an oxygen mask and surgical gloves and with cotton wool stuffed in her ears.
Since I hadn’t really been keeping up with the news from home, I assumed we were still treating swine flu as something between the West Nile virus and your great-granny’s funeral as an unlikely excuse for a day...
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