Its the people that are now forgoing eating pork because they think they'll get it. Its the people that think they need to walk around with surgical masks on. Its the people that are acting like this is the next coming of the black plague that bother me.
There's taking reasonable precautions to a disease that legitimatelly is real, just like bird flu or sars or whatever is real and just like the normal flu is real, and then there's going over the top and blowing it out of proportion to great lengths.
I guess when I talk about my "worried" level I do it relative to the general atmosphere I see around me.
I'm keeping an eye on it out of curiosity, but as you say, I'm doing so through slightly more reputable sources than our idiotic ratings driven loves to stir up fears media.