• No. This is WAY overblown. Every year about 2,000 people in the U.S. die from Flu. 20,000 to 40,000 die from flu with other complications (like pneumonia). 250,000 to 500,000 die worldwide. As of June 5th, 27 people have died from H1N1 in the U.S. Likely, this number included those with other complications. Also of June 10th, "74 countries had reported nearly 27,737 cases of swine flu, including 141 deaths". (Never mind the stupidity of using the word "nearly" with EXACT NUMBERS.) BIG. F*CKING. DEAL. At this rate, people had better start dropping like flies in order to make a dent on those annual Flu statistics with six months left to go in the year. As for what constitutes a "pandemic": Pandemic: epidemic over a wide geographical area Epidemic: a widespread outbreak of an infectious disease; many people are infected at the same time That pretty much describe the Flu EVERY STINKING YEAR. And here's something for you about the CDC and this "pandemic": "As more countries around the world report cases of the H1N1 (swine) flu virus, there is growing confusion over just what might tip the WHO to declare the flu to be a pandemic, NPR reports. "This isn't a question of semantics or science; it's mainly a question of politics within the WHO," NPR writes. Instead of declaring a pandemic, some of the WHO's 193 member-states are pulling for the WHO tweak their definition of what dictates a pandemic – so as not to disrupt travel and trade, and worsen public anxiety over a virus that so far has appeared no worse than the seasonal flu for the majority of those infected (Knox, NPR, 5/22)." (From: If you get sick, do what you're supposed to do: get plenty of rest, eat properly, drink plenty of fluids, take medication as required for symptoms, and see a doctor if it gets bad. 'nuff said.
  • Not in the slightest. Odds are still greater i will die in traffic accident today than be killed by a deadly bout of swine flu. Unnatural death is too random to worry about.
  • Not at all :)
  • Nuh uh!
  • Yes. Lots of people have died from it so far. We must be very careful.
  • omgosh. everyday, i just getting over a common cold, and swore for days that i had swine flu and that some girl i met gave it to me. but i am okay now and dont think its swine flu anymore, but i do wear my shirt over my nose and face when on the train.
  • No Never was and never will. People are just throwing it out of proportion here.
  • Swine flu is as scary as Yogi Bear when compared to my mother-in-law, who's coming over tommorow morning. Now THAT's something to be scared of.

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