try working in a health department right now.
The phones are going crazy, the media is going crazy, all of the upper management people have been in constant meetings today about it (for once, a reason that I'm glad that I'm not upper managment).
It's ridiculous. Is it a big deal? Yes, in the sense that it's a pandemic that we don't know much about yet. Do you need to quarantine yourself in your house and throw bleach on everything that you own? No. Can you still eat at Taco Bell? Yes. Are we all going to die? Yes, but not because of the H1N1 virus.