I hate the trend in recent years of media and politicians constantly trying to scare the shit out of people with illnesses.
From what I gather, the swine flu is about as dangerous as any other flu (except the spanish flu, of course). meaning that unless you're a toddler or old or have a severely damaged immune system, it won't be dangerous.
In Austria, more than 1000 people die per year of the ordinary flu, but noone gives a crap because that's how it always was and always will be. But if there are 80 (in words: eighty) people dying in a country where a big part of the population hasn't access to high quality medical help and lives in hygenically questionable surroundings, panic's ensued.
And another related rant: don't get the flu vaccine. It's useless, as the flu virus mutates so fast that it only helps against strains which are obsolete anyway.