I'm willing to bet that those who are huffy-hypey over this swine flu are the same ones who will show up to work, church, the grocery store, and the public library with the common cold or regular flu (influenza, not to be confused with the stomach "flu," which isn't really the "flu" at all). But now that the word "swine" and "pandemic" are strung in the same sentence, they're having a cow about it (or a pig, as it may be) and want to board their windows. If we all responded to regular influenza in this way, man! - the cold/flu season would be a LOT shorter each year, we'd have a healthier and more productive workforce, pediatric units wouldn't be filled with struggling-to-breathe infants....hmmmmm....
Dude, wash your hands wash your hands wash your hands. When in doubt, wash your hands. When you eat, wash your hands. When you shake someone's hand, wash your hands.
"Handwashing is the primary means of preventing the spread of infection." - The CDC
That's what I think about swine flu. So there.