H5N1 Update: How concerned should you be?

H5N1 is taking up a lot of brain space for epidemiologists, virologists, and veterinarians alike. Alarm bells are going off, many questions are thrown around, and frustration is brewing. Concern has percolated to the public. I tell my family and friends: H5N1 is something to watch, but for the general public, should only take up about 2-7% of your headspace.