Which year were you thinking Andy C. --- 2003-4 ?
The genie is out of the bottle, right out. It seems even though the evidence was write large on the wall our authorities chose to ignore it, seemingly on party doctrine. (Look after business. My interpretation).
Taiwan- pop. 22 Million - Total deaths, err 7.
They started preparing for it after the SARS outbreak 20 years ago.
We have done prettywell everything wrong. Take the eat out for half price to help the leisure sector.
Yes it did but it also helped the spread of the virus.
We, it seems, have allowed the virus to gain the critical mass it needs to mutate, which it has.
By the time everyone is protected by injection it will be out of date and even if not we will still have to isolate or it will kick off again.
Like Nixon they have tapes of Trump speaking privately saying quite the reverse of his public utterances.
And just to cheer you up the UK.s GDP has fallen 11% - so far. Taiwans has risen 2.5% in the same period.
There's loads more. Take that Super Spreading event Mardi Gras last Feb. I think. Five days partying in the streets attended by people from all over the States and the World.
We are doomed.
Make that 2004/5 Andy.