OPINION: Winter illness hits home

COUGH! Cough, cough!

It’s cold and ‘flu season.

It’s also school holidays and the grandchildren have arrived from Perth.

Instead of flowers on the kitchen window sill, we now have every cough potion and snake oil imaginable.

From Vitamin C and garlic pills to Echinacea, zinc, ginger and elderberry, each brew promises to be the best tonic ever.

There is also a line up of sprays, throat gargles and lozenges on the kitchen bench below.



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