A flu virus more deadly than any seen in two decades is threatening Britain.But it could potentially do some good, removing those stubborn older people who won’t heed the words of the wise and compassionate:
The strain originates in Australia where it has claimed hundreds of lives, including those of children.
Hugh Pennington, professor of bacteriology at Aberdeen University, said: 'If this flu has been busy in Australia, it is reasonable to suppose that we may get a similar situation in the UK. Viruses travel round the world very quickly now.
'There is no doubt that elderly people are more at risk. It can tear through an old folk's home and cause a lot of harm.'