I'm not involved up to this point, but thought I would add fuel to the fire and show how close this is:
I just picked my son up from school and there were TV vans everywhere. My son's elementary school has 1 confirmed A strain and 2 potential flu cases here in Dallas area. They decided to shut the school down for the rest of the week. This week was TAKS test (no child left behind testing) which in short terms would take someone very high up to shut the place down - it is state law to take the test this week.
Either this is media hype or we have a serious threat of a real pandemic.