Oh, and that level 6 pandemic alert — the World Health Organization (WHO) expects it’ll be years before it’s lifted. See this Reuters new story on that. Excerpt below:
“GENEVA, Oct 9 (Reuters) – It could take years for the World Health Organisation to downgrade the H1N1 flu from a pandemic to seasonal-like virus, the U.N. agency said on Friday.
The WHO moved its six-point pandemic alert level to the top rung in June [ID:nLC321991] in response to the spread of the new virus widely known as swine flu, which has killed at least 4,500 people, especially in North America.
WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said that health warning would stay in place until people can better fend off infection from the H1N1 strain.
“At some point in the future, there would be a recognition of the fact that if it’s no longer circulating on a sustainable basis in communities. Then you would lower the pandemic level,” he said, while stressing: “There is absolutely no indication yet of that happening".....
PS:Thank you so much to "The Bovine" for this story.....!!!!
As in the days of Noah...