Okay, I'm a worrywort, I know. And most news agencies like to spread FUD because it sells, regardless of how true it is or isn't. But I've got young kids and a not-so-formidable immune system myself, and I don't need to keep hearing news stories about an impending flu epidemic. We're overdue, you know. Haven't had a nasty wave since 1917, and they traditionally hit about every 70 years. I just don't like it. I know this (link) never looks this bad so early in the season. I wish I'd gotten a flu shot when they were available in my county.