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Although the pace of new H1N1 infections seemingly slowed on Saturday -- with a total of 195 cases reported in the United States and 763 worldwide, and a few even turning up in pigs -- a World Health Organization official said he thought that the agency's infectious disease alert level ultimately would be raised to its highest point
"We have to expect that Phase 6 will be reached; we have to hope that it is not," he said.
Originally posted by Miraj
I wonder what happens at Level 6.
They might try quarantining known areas of outbreak if it does, but I dont think they have the resources in the US to quarantine the entire country, especially if they dont need to.
Originally posted by TheAssociate
ProtoplasmicTraveler, excellent advice!
bismarcksea, i've always taken AJ's theories with a grain of salt, but yeah, he may just be right this time.
gusan, I've got no clue how the LA times got this out before the WHO, your guess is as good as mine.
Miraj, i'm curious about what exactly "level 6" means myself.
UmbraSumus, yup there's no way to contain people, any efforts to do so would only backfire.
Albertarocks, interesting info on the origin of birdpigman. I really hope this James S. Robertson guy hasn't doomed us all.
Thank you all for the replies, stars for everyone.
Originally posted by ProtoplasmicTraveler
ever third year I donate my non perishable foods to a food drive or bank a year before their expiration date and replace them with fresh non perishable foods.
Phases 1–3 correlate with preparedness, including capacity development and response planning activities, while Phases 4–6 clearly signal the need for response and mitigation efforts. Furthermore, periods after the first pandemic wave are elaborated to facilitate post pandemic recovery activities.