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Swine Flu - its a bit late really

Today we have the story that now we are starting to screen people for Swine Flu on entering the country.

This would have been better handled globally some months ago. This is the sort of process where a formula can predict infection rates. I think the rate of infection in the West Midlands has essentially stabilised.

We do need to have a good look at the issue of when to screen people and when to try to stop cross infection on the plane.

The government's response to me on this issue has been "we did what WHO said". However, other countries have been screening so why not us.