Light-hearted report on a flu epidemic causing worker absences at the office.
SLATE INFORMATION: Britain in bed! 'Quick' Flu Hits High and Low
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Typist sneezes SOT / Window cleaner sneezes SOT / Telephonist sneezes SOT
Medicines displayed in chemist shop PAN customer out of door as sneezes / Close up of hospital sign / London double-decker bus away along street
Patients in bed in hospital influenza ward
General view of office building
People working at desks in busy office / Several office desks now empty (caused by abesences due to flu illness) / Lone office worker as pumps disinfectant spray into air then takes throat lozenge
General view of football pitch (stadium) / Office worker cheering / General view of racecourse / Bookie attempting to shout racing odds with sore throat SOT / Horses running riderless during race (narrator voice-over "with their jockeys in bed the horses carry on alone") SOT / London double-decker buses and other traffic along street
Passengers seated on bus / Close up of leaflet 'Minister of Health tell you how to avoid influenza'
Flu sufferer in bed as shakes thermometer then sneezes
Women hanging out washing and chatting about flu SOT
Background: Light-hearted report on a flu epidemic causing worker absences at the office.