I was thinking about the extent to which our lives have changed with the Covid-19 pandemic, when I thought back to when I had Asian Flu. I checked, and this was in 1957, when I was 14 years old. At the time, pretty well everyone got it and it was pretty bad, meaning you felt terrible, with weakness and aches and pains and were in bed for several days. Of course, we just accepted that it was inevitable and got on with life. No-one published numbers of how many people were ill or were dying and there was no media hype. I found a headline "the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957 where it caused about 70,000 deaths". Is it just possible we are making too much of all this?