Please note - I'm not endorsing it, just finding it interresting, particularly alonside the fact that a family member of my own with a serious underlying condition that puts her in the front of the UK queue for a swine flu jab told her NHS physician she wasn't inclined to have one and encountered no opposition whatsoever.
It's not just the old and young that are at risk - I'm a healthy 34 year old. I'm pretty fit - I cycle to work (30 minutes) everyday - and I caught swine flu on a bus in June of 2009.
I'm generally pretty healthy and don't fall into any 'high risk' category and the flu gave me a chest infection and acute asthma (which I never had before) so I disagree that it's a 'mild flu'.
It took two courses of antibiotics and two courses of steroids tablets and three asthma pumps (and two months of not being able to breathe properly) until I was well again. I still have occasional asthma and apparently I always will now...
No one knows how they will react to it and that's the problem - it does different things in different people so treatment is hard to standardise.
Yep its been a while since there was any media coverage.Does anyone out there know of anyone or have you had swine flu? I was in a panic last year since I have a low immune sytem so got the vaccine just tp be safe.Perhaps it will come back at teh end of summer?