This post was adapted from a presentation produced by Simon Noble
“Do you remember the scare about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) linked to long haul flights? Did you quiver every time you got on a jumbo for an eight-hour flight? I bet you were wearing your anti-embolism stockings and did all of the exercises along with all your fellow passengers?
And why wouldn’t you? The TV and the newspapers had explained the risks to you as they pushed this story. They pushed it so hard that they pushed it into the realms of fantasy. “MILLIONS AT RISK IN NEW LONG-HAUL FLIGHT SCARE” screamed the Daily Mail front page.