Is swine flu turning out to be as big a problem as health officials worried it might be?

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Is swine flu turning out to be as big a problem as health officials worried it might be?

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That depends on how you define “big problem.” If you define it by the number of people affected, then it is a fairly big deal because the virus is circulating widely, causing disruption for communities, families, workplaces and schools. “But if you define it based on what people were really scared about — in terms of really high rates of fatalities, that sort of thing — then obviously, thankfully, we’re not in that place.” — Dr.