We all spend more, whether on unnecessary antibiotics or completely useless face masks or millions of Government leaflets taking us out of recession, but hundreds of people die instead.
I know this is a simplistic cynical view.
Seriously though I am really concerned how the media are leading the swine flu story.
They are over hyping it on a major scale and I'm worried about that. Yesterday in a supermarket I heard 2 women talking about whether they should start buying bottled water because of swine flu?
Oh my god, be serious. Let's take it seriously but let's not over react on this as we have a habit of doing here in the UK!