While Wolf Blitzer's Pandemicfest 2009 enjoys a brief summer vacation, the piggy flu continues to circulate down in the Southern Hemisphere. During its absence, it's good to see that health officials are planning for its return. In the weeks following the outbreak, the Big City ED, like EDs across the country, was hit hard with worried well. I'd be interested to see if the plan to direct flu screening to other venues would prove effective, or if people will continue to present to their local ER no matter what. Time will tell.