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Originally posted by sweatmonicaIdo
I don't know if anyone else is aware of this, but there is actually a contingency plan within Northern Command, CONPLAN 2591 NORTHCOM, which is designed to handle pandemic influenza.
I think a discussion has to be held here on how likely the possibility is that CONPLAN 2591 will be enacted. My guess it would have to be a major outbreak here in the United States for such a plan to be activated. Difficulty in discussing this is due to the fact there is no information availiable on the Internet that discusses what the plan entails.
Originally posted by Watcher-In-The-Shadows
reply to post by son of PC
Um, if they are infected it will go where they do. And spread. It is also human nature to run to percieved safety when possibly deadly situations arise.
That being said it may already be too late considering we already have cases as far North as New York.
On a side note, I'm very curious about the "death due to immune system reaction" idea. I mean, if this is true, some of the Americans should've been killed by now. And a previous poster suggested that, due to the lower health standards, Mexicans have better immune systems (respectfully, I'm pretty skeptical of this notion). Wouldn't that lower the Mexico City/swine flu death rate against (in this idea) a higher American death rate?
The current situation constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. However, more information is needed before a decision could be made concerning the appropriateness of the current alert level.