Too often, government leaders are guilty of acting in a reactive, not proactive role.
Today, President Obama chose the opposite, as he indicated the federal government, various health agencies and, yes, individual citizens need to be aggressive (but smart) in their preparation for and dealing with H1N1.
Of course, the flu already is here. Don't misunderstand the point I'm making. What I'm suggesting is that with the worst of the flu season still ahead of us (and the potential for H1N1 to hasten it), any federal action that causes people to act with more haste and responsibility is a good thing.