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Nadine Dorries
Question Time and Swine Flu
Posted Tuesday, 5 May 2009 at 16:51

Oh my!!! I think it’s fair to say that I have been well and truly slaughtered by the comments on my last blog with regard to twitterers.

Maybe I should just give up and go with the twitter flow J

I’m on Question Time this Thursday; I hope a question comes up with regard to swine flu.

I cannot believe that we have schools and nurseries closing – it is madness.

The Minister for public health should stop schools from closing. Far better everyone catches the virus now, and builds up their own anti-bodies whilst it’s still relatively weak, and presents as nothing worse than a cold.

Viruses are much cleverer than we are. Smack this one with Tamiflu and it will mutate and re-group itself, just in time for a nice winter outbreak when it will be far stronger, more resistant, and really cause us problems.

It will hit business with a huge cost in terms of lost days; and of course the cost to the NHS and Government will be incalculable. Is there no common sense anywhere within this Government?

Or is Gordon hoping enough schools will close in order to declare a state of emergency and cancel the Euro elections?! I wonder.

skids said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Agree completely. I have a daughter who attends the Downend school that's been closed. My thoughts were let them get the mild version of the infection now and they'll have better resistance should a nastier strain come back toward the end of the year.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Also agree. Looking at the red tops over the past week or so has been to see something border on hysteria - the triumph of emotion over logic and perception over reality (which of course is what sells. Completely disproportionate. I also actually agree about twitterers - some people need to get a life!
Anonymous said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
It's crazy. 250,000 people die each year with flu. That figure is going to rise if we prevent the natural build up of immunities.Let it run it's course.
Josh said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Hopefully Nadine you won't have to put up with that insufferable, arrogant, aloof, up his own rectum Will Self. The way he addressed you last time was disgusting.
Brian E. said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
More likely, Gordon's hoping it will occur at a time when he can delay the General election under the emergency powers.
Sophia Pangloss said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Well said Nadine. And as for being told to use a hankie and wash my hands, well it's just beyond shocking. The chav's can't read!
Dave said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Suggest you read Mark Henderson's analysis of why shutting schools can control the swine flu outbreak. He's the Science Editor of The Times and I have just read his online article.
Sam said:
Responded: Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Closing our school stops as many people getting the virus. So, keep the school open and lets all get it over and done with.
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