I found an interesting flu quote:
Pandemic years are associated with many more cases of influenza and a higher case fatality rate than that seen in seasonal flu outbreaks. It is common to encounter clinical attack rate ranges for seasonal flu of 5% to 15% in the literature. For pandemic flu, clinical attack rates are reported in the range of 25% to 50%.
It might be worth reading to understand some of the concern officials had. This is the difference between average flu and pandemic flu.
For the next few days you will be creating your websites.
Here are a couple of sites we have looked at over the last couple of days that I think show modern design: