1859 Chapman & Hall
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity.”
In the Guardian a few days ago an article attempted to look at the contrast between
London and in terms of the Swine flu Pandemic and the cities' responses: Paris
“Today, we seem to be experiencing A Tale of Two Cities in reverse when it comes to swine flu.
“On Thursday, the British government fired up a special swine flu website, designed to ease the burden for doctors and hospitals. It crashed within minutes as millions rushed to log on.
“On the same day in
The question was asked as to the difference in reaction between the two countries:
Swine Flu figures:
: 100,000 VS France: 793 UK
Population: each with around 60 million people, and of similar prosperity.
“But I for one am dismissive of this, given the excellence of the French health system (regularly ranked in the world's top three) and especially its alert system.”
“Are the British genetically more susceptible to swine flu than anyone else?” Perhaps not.
So assuming the data on both sides of the Channel are accurate, the Guardian article continued:
-- The massive spread of swine flu in
-- The British government's flu awareness and prevention campaign didn't work for some reason.
“Finding out what happened is essential, as it will help flu experts to understand how and why flu propagates and how to better advise the public about how to prevent infection.”
The answer may indeed be elsewhere:
Medical science in
The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported:
The new H3N2 accounts for nearly half the cases.
“H3N2 accounts for 43 percent of flu viruses circulating in
“Did they not know or did they not tell us? If they did not, they have no business making cars and if they did, well…….”
Perhaps the simpler question is:
“Did they Look?”
They did in