Looking at this week's swine flu figures released by the Department of Health, you are left with more questions than answers. The bullet points are:
- 100,000 new cases in just one week
- 840 in hospital
- 63 in a critical condition
- England death toll to date: 26.
I'm also getting worried about the journalist shorthand "underlying health problems" as in "Mr X died but he had underlying health problems" as though that makes it all right. Just what are underlying health problems? Pneumonia or slight asthma. If asthma counts as underlying health problems a lot more of us are in touble - including me!
Anyway, we'll all be okay now there's yet another new website. It is at www.direct.gov.uk/pandemicflu. Am I the only person baffled as to why they set up such a major website as a sub-section of direct.gov.uk rather than give it it's own easily memorable web address. Another sign of the government putting this together at the last minute with insufficient preparation?