Prevention is better than cure

Right now, with the long summer holidays stretching in front of us, the thought of the kids being kept off school even longer isn't exactly a welcome prospect. But discovering that under-fives and five to 14-year-olds are 'super-spreaders' of swine flu, and that it can be fatal even in previously healthy children is even scarier. I'm not sure whether we're being whipped up into mass hysteria, or whether our fears are justified. But I'll do everything I can to protect my family from a potentially fatal illness, and if that means extending the summer holidays, well, bring it on.

I'd love to know what you think – do leave your comments below.

written by Liz Jarvis