I don't understand all the fuss about swine flu. Sure, some people got sick, but ~ 10k people die every year from the flu. Why are we getting worked up about ~ 100 deaths? Why does the US media feel the need to incite panic? Is it really just to boost ratings? Is that what we've come to these days?
This whole issue does highlight that humans need to be better stewards of the land and the animals that share our planet. The take-home lesson is not to try to factory farm animals just to save 50 cents per pound at the grocery store.