Okay swine flu kills around 1 in 1000 victims. That really makes it quite dangerous and subjecting your child to a 1 in 1000 chance of dying is insane.
Parents were warned yesterday not to take their children to 'swine flu parties' in the hope of getting them immunised from the virus.
Some mothers have suggested deliberately exposing youngsters to the virus now before it mutates into a more potent strain, according to the website mumsnet.com.
Isn't the rationale behind exposing children to infectious diseases to prevent them suffering from it later on? So why would anyone risk infecting a child with a disease that has been around for a few months and will probably diasappear in a few years anyhow?