Margaritari - your post made me smile.
Everyone else - you're on the right track - this flu is just a flu and seems a lot less aggressive than the normal flu.
And Martin has hit the nail on the head - Tamiflu stocks that governments bought in response to earlier flu scares are about to reach their use by dates. Plus the new vaccines that will become available soon are unnecessary for the majority of the population. It's another money spinner for the pharmaceutical industry and their cronies in the government agencies.