Thursday 28 January 2021
The increase in the number of children and teenagers running about was one of the most obvious changes in this country between the turn of the century and the eve of the pandemic.
Britain has a younger population than many other developed countries. Our "ageing population" is largely a myth, or at least it is a generation out of date.
But Britain also has a far worse record than any other developed country when it comes to dealing with Covid-19, even though that does indeed disproportionately affect the old.