Lying with statistics is an old game and the latest perpetrator is of course the US government which has played games with the swine flu statistics that has caused hysteria, having schools close so they can be used as medical facilities, terrorizing people to get the vaccine who do not need it, and much more. "Washington Unplugged," a CBS program, surveyed 50 states, and found that often only 1% of people tested had the swine flu. This is not an epidemic.
We must always assume the government is lying until proven otherwise. We also know that there are enormous profits to be made in promoting drugs and that we have at least 6 people chasing every job opening, an incentive for a fascist state to eliminate as many people as possible. It is also a good rule of thumb to avoid vaccines until absolutely necessary as they have caused lots of grief with their preservatives. We live in a country that has a mass murder insurance system that the current corporate-sponsored president is not about to eliminate and replace with single payer or socialized medicine as it is these corporations who paid for his campaign to maximize their profits, always at the expense of our lives.
As to how to cope with the flu, the old remedy works: FEED A COLD AND STARVE FEVER. Get plenty of rest, drink fruit juice and/or hot tea, eat good food, stay warm if you are in a snow climate.