Thank you for all your postings on this subjects. We, in the USA, tend to bury our heads in the sand and do not believe it could happen. That said, our television has run a pandemic flu commercial on it. It says to "be prepared and have a family plan". I was actually quite suprised to see it the other day on tv. I have told my family at the first hint of this flu, no one leaves the house. I am not a panic person, laughed at Y2K, paid no attention to SARS, but am starting to follow this. Probably because my grandma had it in 1918. Again, thanks for your posts. Scary stuff!!!!!!