I feel bad for the dead folk in Mexico City and I hope they get things under control quickly. But please, people.
Worry about something useful. Like, say, I dunno, getting hit by a car.
ETA: Initial survey of coverage suggests that people selling elderberry extract are going to make a (er) mint, and restaurants (as if the down economy hasn't been bad enough) will suffer.
Oh, and I bet the surgical mask suppliers run low in a matter of days.
ETAYA: The CDC's advice is good.
And if you, by some chance, happened to lay hands on a stock of antivirals, do not take them prophylactically. If you do, you will be punished. Those suckers have some side effects.
ETAOLT: For anyone who would like to point out the (I've found one) case of high fever (104.6) associated with the NYC outbreak: 'cause that's _so freaking rare_ in the US from a variety of causes. Why is it scarier when you call it swine flu?