Newsboys wearing masks during the 1918 flu pandemic
Originally uploaded by Quiplash!
The Scotsman claims today that the government is planning to vaccinate the entire UK population against swine flu.
That might turn out to be a wise decision, but I’m a bit concerned about the timescale:
The last people won’t get their flu jab till November 2010.
I’m not sure it can be done any sooner, but if it turns out to be a fast-moving pandemic, I presume half the population might be dead before the government gets a chance to save them.