Closure of schools may be inevitable unless that article by Peston on ITV News is right and the gov't is going for 'herd immunity'. Which, with an epidemic that has a 6% mortality rate (not sure this figure is correct, it's what I think I saw on the WHO pages, although the rate for the UK from their figures seems to be 2% at this point) would mean hundreds of thousands of dead. Surely not even the Tories would contemplate that seriously.
I s'pose that, at 67, I'm reaching the point where I'm in the 'quite at risk' category. Age is just a number? I certainly hope this thing hasn't got my number! I'm on Dreamwidth at http://flaviomatani.dreamwidth.org/ -do follow me there if you can.