As was recently admitted by one of Obama's henchmen, the state doesn't like to waste a crisis. Even if that means they need to manufacture one.
It seems that a swine flu panic is being drummed up in order to give the KGB, oh, sorry "Homeland Security", an excuse to cancel even the lip service the Constitutional limits on government power occasionally get.
Keep this in perspective. Swine flu is a much smaller threat than the state. Even the death toll from the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic is only a fraction of the death toll from government. Treatment and prevention are better now. And the state is much more dangerous than it was 90 years ago. There is a risk, but it isn't the one being promoted by the government lapdogs in the mainstream media.
Government would love to have an excuse to lock down the nation, and possibly even declare martial law. Government would love to disrupt your life and make you come crawling, frightened, to its operatives; begging them to rescue you. Don't let them get away with it, no matter how they magnify the danger from this (or the next) "crisis". There is no problem so great that it can't be made orders of magnitude worse by adding even a little government "help".
PS: In case you haven't yet seen it, here is Ron Paul on the "swine flu crisis".