W.H.O. Declares a PANDEMIC- level 5 now

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    the flu is rapidly passing from human to human in 2 or more countries...

    press conference is live now...
     
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    level 5 simply means what y ou said two countries and human to human transmission...everyone just needs to take precautions
     
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    CDC - Influenza (Flu) | Swine Influenza (Flu)
     
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    5 out of 6 in levels tells me that they know a little more about this than they are telling the public.

    Hub just got home and he is feeling sick. grrrr
     
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    Sounds to me like they expect this thing to mushroom to a point that a huge percentage of the population will become infected.
     
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    I think the phase five is when it's "sustained" human to human transmission, which apparently we've just gone over that threshold. Same situation, just more confirmed cases in more locations, just as they had expected it to evolve.
     
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    It gives the WHO more power over Drug companies making flu vaccines and countries have to take other specific steps at their hospitals, at this level 5...

    the last scare with the Avian (sp?)Bird Flu, was only rated a 3, even with all the media hype.

    She is saying the US Government/medical scientists is helping to make these decisions along with others...sustained human to human contact and community threats made them raise the level....according to models.

    Pandemic Imminent is level 5, level 6 is the highest rating.
     
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    without a doubt, hub is sick and we are in Va. He won't go to the doctor to get tested so I told him to stay the FUCK away from me. I'm still dealing with this plureisy...fluid build up in the lining of the lung. No way do I need to get sick now.
     
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    Don't worry, Obama is already telling everyone to wash their hands constantly, cover their nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing and not to go out in public if you're sick. So everything will be just peachy .........
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: DOH!
     

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