Perhaps President Obama should appoint a committee headed by Vice-President Biden on how to deal with the issue. I'm sure gun control would solve it. All seriousness aside, I am an Emergency Department nurse in Illinois, and have seen numerous charts of patients with positive influenza despite having been innoculated. The point: Your Mom was right. Wash your hands often, stay away from sneezing people, and eat a healthy diet to help you fight the illness if you get it. Whatever the White House says, consider strongly doing the opposite, as they are more often wrong on everything else!