The media has been covering this damn near non-stop for the last week, and the entire Internet seems to be up in arms about it. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, here's the Wikipedia link: 2009 swine flu outbreak - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Look up "swine flu" at Google news, and you get over a hundred million entries: swine flu - Google News I for one think this has been astoundingly overblown, and that the panic caused by this flu is more dangerous than the flu strain itself. Nine people have been confirmed dead so far, nine! And yet judging by the hype you'd swear the populations of the entire first-world were on the brink of collapse. And what's really funny is that the regular flu has been killing about 400+ per day since this outbreak started. But no one has noticed that because, you know, the flu does that every fucking year. I understand a little caution about this can be a good thing, but we shouldn't go turning molehills into mountains. There are much more pressing--and dangerous--things we could be spending our time dealing with.