As predicted by Purdue University mathematicians, the infections peaked in late October. There were reported projections that 90,000-300,000 people would die and over 30 million would be infected. Now, a recent ABC news report questions if the media coverage “oversold” the swine flu pandemic. Again, while it appears to represent something else (a widespread infection involving large numbers of people), pandemic means an infection has appeared in several countries. It has nothing to do with the number of people infected.