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posted on Oct, 11 2005 @ 03:42 PM
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Even though operational plans that call for the Department of Health and Human Services to be the government’s go-to agency in such a crisis.

An influenza pandemic “would obviously be declared an ‘incident of national significance and DHS would be the overall in-charge agency

Federal officials have been role playing different flu outbreak scenarios for the past several months and the results have lead to revisions in the current plan, which was drafted last year.

Last year’s plan called for closing of schools, restricting travel and implementing textbook, lock-down quarantine measures. Those extreme measures jumped into the spotlight last week when President Bush suggested that federal military troops — not just the National Guard — may have to be called in to enforce a quarantine.

DHS officials privately acknowledge that any such forced quarantine could swiftly turn violent, with people rioting to get away from a perceived diseased area.

Did anybody see the move" OUTBREAK"?
It's looking more and more like that senario all the time.


www.msnbc.msn.com...






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