In June 2009, my wife and I travelled the length of the USA for five weeks—and up and down the east coast from Washington DC to Boston and back to New York. This was at the time when H1N1 Swine Flu had reared its head just 2 months earlier, and was in the process of infecting 57 million Americans eventually killing 12,000 of them while no one knew how bad it was really going to get. Yet, we weren’t scared in the slightest. You see, we had the cure called “Tamiflu” (that came to fame during the Hong Kong Avian Flu Pandemic a few years earlier) in our suitcase and a good supply of face masks easily found. In the end, we needed neither.…