It seems the politicians in Ukraine are using swine flu as just another issue for electioneering.
Levko is pointing out that the Brits seem to have about the right level of calmness about the fact that most cases are occuring in Britain, but those who are dying are vulnerable from something else as well.
You should know that doctors in the UK now advise only to take Tamiflu if you have bad flu. People who took it said that the side effects (nightmares and vomiting) are worse than ordinary flu. Of course this could just be a plot by the NHS to save money.
Makes you wonder what happened to the years of testing drugs before they are safe for humans. I don't suppose they tested Tamiflu on swine first did they?
It's actually quite hard to get hold of Tamiflu, because the doctors tell you to stay at home and you have to use the internet or telephone to obtain permission both to register for Tamiflu and to collect it from a central polnt. Or to get someone else to do it for you.
When I rang from Georgia to find out what to do for my daughter, who had read the website and was convinced she had got swine flu, our doctor's receptionist replied (in a rather Soviet way), "that's nothing to do with us here". "And this is a butcher's, not a doctor's?" I was tempted to reply.
Faced with reports from one of her friends about the side effects, Bee recovered rather quickly.