Yes, it's disturbing. Very much so.
Leaving that aside, it has to be TRULY terrifying for the Republicans. Not because their aging, beef-and-cigar addled immune systems are prone to cytokine storms, but because they not only blocked the appointment of Sibelius at HHS, they blocked $900 million in pandemic preparation. Even if Swine Flu turns out to be containable and contained (and we all hope it will), the ads the dems will cut slamming the Republicans for their obstructionism will make the Republicans feel none-too-pleasant either.
In the meantime, though, stay calm, stay safe, stay healthy and, yeah, probably stay indoors.