By Rupert Neate
Money will be donated to help struggling communities during coronavirus
Burberry has announced a temporary 20% cut to directors’ pay and said it will not rely on the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme for employees unable to work during the Covid-19 crisis.
Epidemics of infectious diseases behave in different ways but the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed more than 50 million people is regarded as a key example of a pandemic that occurred in multiple waves, with the latter more severe than the first. It has been replicated – albeit more mildly – in subsequent flu pandemics.