At least six of the confirmed swine flu cases have been in people who have recently returned from Mexico, where there have been 168 suspected deaths.
Early days yet, but not that early. So its reassuring that there are a) no deaths and b) nearly all the people who have it got it in Mexico. Very few of the people they breathed on since they came back have caught it. It seems to be less infectious as well as less virulent. I put this down to us being saved by the native genius for mediocrity. We don’t do your funny foreign revolutionary pandemics here, oh no. This is England, home to the mother of parliaments, where everybody has a bit of a cold.