Here in Texas the Ft. Worth ISD closed 147 schools putting 80,000 kids out of classes for at least a week. It may not take hindsight for us to realize this is a drastic over-reaction to the situation. Suddenly in Mexico the numbers dropped from 1,400 cases with 180 deaths to a few hundred cases and only 19 deaths. In other words this new strain doesn't appear to be any more dangerous than regular seasonal flu.
But you have to love the story out of Canada about the 200 pigs who caught the Swine Flu ... from a human worker just returned from Mexico. There just seems to be an element of "turn about is fair play" about the story.