This week, the Red Cross called while Boston officials on Wednesday declared the flu outbreak a public health emergency.
Is this just another flu season — akin to past winters when H1N1 or norovirus flared up? Or is it more than just a bunch of hype?
Some towns in the area are reporting that they're out of flu vaccine. Have you gotten a flu shot this year? Or do you not see the point?
Tell us what you think — is the flu getting too much hype? Or does the headline-hogging flu deserve the attention?