Yes, this flu seems to be rather serious. I saw on GMTV the other day that the UK Government plans to send out leaflets next week to inform the public about Swine flu and what you can do to prevent it. They have also ordered something like 30 million masks.
Right my first thought: Swine flu is out and contagious, by the time they have distributed these leaflets which is only next week and got their order of masks, the whole of the UK could be infected. A bit too late don’t you think?
So where am I going with this. Firstly, everyone has swine flu on the mind which means that we are all busy creating swine flu.
Secondly, if this is in fact a pandemic then perhaps the government should reconsider the option of allowing people to work flexibly from home. Right now the law only allows parents the option of flexible working but how about people who decide not to have children, why should they not be allowed this option to work from home.
Having flexible working in place would actually be a big benefit in a situation where there is an outbreak such as Swine flu. One could ask people to stay and work from home. Then you reduce the risk of spreading the virus or disease. Read more about who can work from home and the new world of work.