Seriously, why can't you media types simply REPORT the news instead of hyping an agenda? The motto of the US media is "How Can We Scare You Today?" People are dying of the flu in third-world countries because of bad hygiene and sanitation, NOT because the virus is so freakin' deadly.
If you do happen to get the flu, the treatment is simple: drink plenty of liquids, rest and go see the doctor. If people die of this flu in America it is only because they are third-world transplants with a third-world mentality.
The truly bad thing about this kind is hype is that it employs the same language and intensity as a real disaster. After a while, constantly shouting "The Sky Is Falling!!--The Wolf is Coming!!" only makes people complacent. When a real disaster comes no one listens.