And, yes, swine flu is apparently "pandemic." Sounds scary, doesn't it? Kind of like "enjoy your last moments on earth for tomorrow we'll all be dead." But pandemic doesn't actually mean that. According to dictionary.com, it means "prevalent throughout an entire country, continent, or the whole world."
So the swine flu is prevalent and widespread around the world. What's the big deal? So is plain-old non-porcine flu. So is the common cold. So is stupidity and, now, not coincidentally, panic.
For the last time (hopefully) . . . it's just the flu!