Hell no, it's the flu people, nothing more to see here. Both me and my girlfriend allegedly contracted it earlier this year, and its no worse than normal.
No. I'm not in the risk group and I always pwn viruses in the face.
And by definition Swine Flu (H1N1) is one of the least effective and contagious (that's what the 1s mean) there is. Seasonal Flu is H3N2, and obviously kills many more people than this swine nonsense. Man up, and stop listening to the press.
All of that. But especially Viper's post. And Speedtouch's. Not to mention I've not any vaccinations since the age of two, and I rarely get sick anyway.
About 5 years ago the strain of flu that went around was different than the expected strands covered in the flu vaccine. I had the vaccine that year (I was teaching and thus highly exposed) and came down with the flu anyway. I got pneumonia that year as well, which let me tell you is just buckets of freaking fun! It's a bit like breathing with your trachea filled with milkshake.
I had pneumonia when I was 14. It sucks. Hard.