I feel kind of stupid, because I really don't get it. The symptoms and risks seem like they're pretty much the same as normal strains of the flu virus. Obviously the swine flu virus wouldn't be covered by standard flu vaccines, but is that the only reason it's getting so much attention? Is there a reason that someone would be more likely to die from swine flu rather than from the regular flu? Even according to the CDC website, it seems that the serious risks are essentially the same as for seasonal influenza. Why is everyone so worried about this?