Congratulations to the Department of Health for continuing to be transparent about its pandemic swine flu plans through holding its weekly love-in between the hacks from the nationals and the chief medical officer.

They have continued, of course, in spite of the fact that only one man and his dog in Tower Hamlets currently have swine flu.
One wonders whether the weekly media briefings over tea and biscuits at Richmond House will continue should the pandemic kick off to the biblical plague-like proportions we’ve been led to believe.