Personally, I think it's a racist scare tactic with some conflict of interest involved.
The few people that have had the swine flu in the US, have had mild symptoms, even milder than typical flus.
Only 80 people have died of the disease in Mexico. Were they already ill, or old patients?
Did you know that over 36,000 people die every year from the plain old flu?
They're saying that Tamiflu may help with the swine flu. Donald Rumsfeld owns millions of dollars worth of stock in the company that makes Tamiflu. Yes, I know he is no longer in public service, but he has alot of pull with cons at Fox News, one of the first networks to start broadcasting and exagerating the threat of swine flu.
@gilliegrrl - I'm a doctor.
I'm being flooded with patients who think they're dying from the swine flu.
The scare tactics are working on easily manipulated people.
You'll see that this will blow over and won't even be mentioned in about 3 months.
I do think that our government is wary about the possibility of future biological terrorism, and is seeing this as an opportunity to test their readiness, a 'dry run' sort of speak.