Six simple rules for dealing with virus

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I HAVE been reading the memoirs of my uncle, Colonel Rollo Gillespie. He served in India for much of his career.

Among his treasured documents was this instruction issued from The Pasteur Institute of India (above). That institute specialised in immunology and virology.

The period was the early 1920s, just after the 1918 Spanish Flu Epidemic which killed millions of the population of the world.

How simple. No threats. There were no instructions from Radio or TV. Just six rules for dealing with the virus written on official brown paper.

Colin Gillespie