Saturday, 10 October 2009
Getting really serious
I was cynical from the start when health spokesman kept saying that the people dying from swine flu had, by and large 'underlying health problems'. Particularly as they wouldn't say what the UHPs were. And when that phrase became a little tired they suddenly started throwing in "serious" underlying health problems. But they still wouldn't explain what an underlying health problem was, yet alone what a "serious UHP" was. So I had to give a whince when the BBC reported that a boy who died from swine flu not only had UHPs and that they were serious but even added "the boy was confirmed having serious underlying health problems". Still no details as to what they were but no doubt the next case will be "confirmed as really, really definite serious UHPs. Honest.".