If the powers that be aren't addressing a serious situation with enough effort or detail, we're the ones that are going to pay for it. By pressuring them into responding with appropriate measures, might be the difference between containment and serious outbreak. I'm telling you, once a disease this infectious and deadly gets moving in a country as dense and heavily traveled as ours population wise, it'll be an unstoppable mess. Yes, there's such a thing as overreacting to even a potential pandemic, but I haven't seen it yet, except in Media coverage. Which they do on everything, and usually on non important things.