Sorry but get your facts right. When bird flu first came out it was very very deadly but didn't have the ability to pass easily. If it did, then there would be millions dead right now.
Then again, viruses usually lose their strength so that they can pass to more people, so this was most likely to happen, but there was still a chance that both swine and bird flu could have stayed deadly and passed easily. Are you forgetting how this all started? All the people dying in Mexico? If it had stayed that way?
So all in all.. I wouldn't act so smart when you don;t know what you're talking about.
If you know so very very little that you're going to make statements like that about complex things then don't even bother. It would take far too long to explain it all to you. Seems you are not interested in learning anyway, just making some sort of 'funny' statement.
Neither the government nor the scientists alarmed anyone. They have always been factual.
If you or anyone you know paniced then it was of your own doing. AND it WAS a pandemic. Pandemic just means when it spreads a certain way across the world... FFS...
I see you must not have payed any attention to the government, scientists OR news, as they have been repeating "what a pandemic actually means" (aka no real cause for concern) since they started raising the level. So I really don't know what people like you are talking about when you say things like that.
I guess you have also missed all the headlines on the amount of people who have been in hospital with this swine flu, in the ICU. I guess since YOU didn't die of it, then it wasn't a big deal. I am not sure why you are saying on one hand that the media have scared people too much, and totally missed the point in about August 2009 or something when they actually changed the alert to "pandemic in progress". Yet you are asking "I thought we were supposed to get a pandemic?" WE DID.