Councillor Maggie Throup’s comments may strike a chord with many people.
She is concerned that “swine flu friends” have been asked to pick up antiviral at Solihull Library, in a busy town centre.
As they will have been in contact with people who have the disease, she fears that they may be infectious themselves.
But there is a danger of going over the top in the quest to keep the nation safe from swine flu.
The whole purpose of a “swine flu friend” is to allow someone to obtain medication who has not been infected.
It is true that they are likely to be a friend of someone who does have the disease.
But that does not make them a danger to the public at large.
Indeed, if we follow this train of thought to its logical conclusion, we could end up with friends of “swine flu friends” collecting the drugs, while the “swine flu friends” themselves remain safely at home.
Whether the town’s library is the best place to collect the drugs may be open to debate.
Although if the aim is to make them easily available then a town centre location seems like the best place.
Not everyone has access to a car, and the town centre is the place most buses are likely to run to.
And if, as it appears, there is concern that Solihull has too few collection points, it hardly makes sense to close the one at the library.