Flu infects 100,000 in past weekAlternatively, lots of people have read what the symptoms are and are ringing the helpline and saying they have them in order to grab some of the anti-virals "just in case".
The number of new swine flu infections in England has doubled in the past week, the government says.
There were an estimated 100,000 new cases with the under 14s the worst hit.
It comes as the National Flu Service was launched, offering sufferers access to drugs on the phone and via the internet without the need to see a GP.
Calls have already started flooding in and in the first few hours the website was receiving 2,600 hits a second - or 9.3m an hour.
Lesson Learned: You should have stocks in Tamiflu!
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