DAY ONE: Wednesday
I am at work when I get a call from my husband asking me whether I’ve heard the news. I haven’t. He tells me two children in Clifton Hill have tested positive for swine flu. The boys are friends of ours. They are unwell, but nothing too dramatic. What’s more alarming, the boys, their two other siblings and their parents attended our joint 40th birthday party on Saturday night. So did 150 other people. We have to give the Department of Human Services a contact list of all our guests. We might all need to be quarantined.