You'll be believing next that Covid 19 was other that winter flu .It's just that impression being given is that all UK nationals have been advised and were assisted to leave the country at short notice. Those remaining behind are at risk. Seems the media may have over-blown it all - once again.
Spanish/Asian Winter flus are" simple" virus infections and never were out of control than they ever were. A virus is a virus and we will have to learn to live with it. Mask on or mask off.
Excessive spending internationally especially by hitherto "poor countries" caused the influenza .
Chinese bats were innocent hangers-on.