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Virus madness enough to make us all run away and hide

Barbara Scully


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'Our current madness revolves around soap - leading to empty shelves in many stores, which would be funny except we all know that for most of us this virus isn't going to be a huge issue,'

'Our current madness revolves around soap - leading to empty shelves in many stores, which would be funny except we all know that for most of us this virus isn't going to be a huge issue,'

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'Our current madness revolves around soap - leading to empty shelves in many stores, which would be funny except we all know that for most of us this virus isn't going to be a huge issue,'

Back in the late 1970s, long before social media, there was a story that did the rounds about a family in England who were becoming increasingly and seriously worried about the threat of nuclear war.

So, they began to consider moving away from their native city to somewhere more remote and therefore safer from attack. They weren't keen to leave all that was familiar in Old Blighty, so were considering relocating to rural Wales or Scotland.

Then they learned of the Falkland Islands, deep in the South Atlantic, far from the Cold War corridor between the US and USSR, but still part of the UK.