So, as quickly as it came it would seem that there is no longer a swine flu pandemic in the UK.
The 24 hour helpline is now closed and the hysteria is over. Apparently around 400 people in the UK died from Swine flu. This figure is unconfirmed but is wildly lower than the estimated 65,000 deaths
Just because the UK has declared the pandemic over the international community will need the nod from the World Health Organisation in Geneva. An announcement is expected in the next few weeks.
I'll round up this brief post by asking you to consider this:
2007 - Chinese year of the Chicken - Bird Flu Pandemic devastated most parts of Asia .
2008 - Chinese year of the Horse - Equine Influenza decimated Australian racing.
2009 - Chinese year of the Pig - Swine Flu Pandemic caused hysteria around the globe.
2010 - Year of the Cock...........?