Before we all hysterically stock-up on Tamiflu, vitamin C, glad-wrap and shotgun shells; the only deaths from 'Swine Flu' have occurred in Mexico. Mexico is not a first world county with first world medicine. It's sort of 2nd world... I guess... maybe... if you can afford it. (figures from 2006) Mexico's population: 106,202,903 Mexico's death-rate: 4.74 per 1,000 people Number of deaths = 503,401 Pnuemonia and Influenza are responsible for only 2.6% of these deaths. They are the 9th largest killers (heart disease is the biggest, about 6 times more deaths than pneumonia and influenza). 2.6% of 503,401 = 13,088 deaths per year from pneumonia/influenza 13,088 / 52 = 251 deaths per week from pneumonia/influenza Swine Flue apparently responsible for 150 deaths in Mexico in, what? a fortnight??? :arrow: and the media is shitting frisbees. So if you get the sniffles, avoid alcohol, get plenty of rest, and make sure to drink enough water - but don't pick up a newspaper! That could cause brain damage.