Whenever something like this is featured in the media, I want to get up on a soapbox and ask people to stop and take a breath. The relentless media coverage makes people react in fear, even though it's not reasonable to do so. The more fear we put out there and the stronger our belief in pandemic, the more likely it is to materialize. Let's not give life to this with our thoughts. While we should certainly take sensible precautions, like handwashing and avoiding people who are ill and produce/products made in Mexico, we shouldn't blow this out of proportion. The other thing we can do is to keep ourselves hydrated to keep our personal vibration high. This is helpful at any time and an effective way of avoiding illness.
Please don't use anti-bacterial products to protect yourself against possible swine flu. They are no more effective than regular soap or detergent . However, t hey DO contain triclosan, which kills the algae in the ocean, a far more dire outcome even than pandemic.