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Level 6 appears to carry no special "World Government" clamp downs. It simply appears to be a description that the disease has jumped to multiple "WHO" regions instead of being isolated in one.
"Phase 6, the pandemic phase, is characterized by community level outbreaks in at least one other country in a different WHO region in addition to the criteria defined in Phase 5. Designation of this phase will indicate that a global pandemic is under way."


dudenoha said...

The World Health Organization (WHO) provides an influenza pandemic alert system, with a scale ranging from Phase 1 (a low risk of a flu pandemic) to Phase 6 (a full-blown pandemic):
*Phase 1: A virus in animals has caused no known infections in humans.
*Phase 2: An animal flu virus has caused infection in humans.
*Phase 3: Sporadic cases or small clusters of disease occur in humans. Human-to-human transmission, if any, is insufficient to cause community-level outbreaks.
*Phase 4: The risk for a pandemic is greatly increased but not certain.
*Phase 5: Spread of disease between humans is occurring in more than one country of one WHO region.
*Phase 6: Community-level outbreaks are in at least one additional country in a different WHO region from phase 5. A global pandemic is under way.

Jessica said...

Actually me me me, we're at level 5. It was just upgraded...oh, I got this from Fox News as well: This one's for Doc Phil;
“The illness is consistent with seasonal influenza and has generally the same symptoms of seasonal influenza,” Fukuda said. “Our information to date shows that the infection can range from very mild, requiring no hospitalization and recovering after a few days, to fatal, which is also in keeping with seasonal influenza."
Fukuda said there is no evidence that the virus is spreading from pigs or that it is unsafe to eat pork.
Authorities sought to keep the crisis in context: Flu deaths are common around the world. In the U.S. alone, the CDC says about 36,000 people a year die of flu-related causes.
Children, especially those younger than age 5, are particularly vulnerable to flu and its complications, and every year children die from seasonal flu.
According to the CDC, more than 20,000 children younger than age 5 are hospitalized every year because of seasonal flu. In the 2007-08 flu season, the CDC received reports that 86 children nationwide died from flu complications.
As of April 11, CDC had received reports of 53 seasonal flu-related deaths in children during the current seasonal flu season.
Still, the CDC calls the new strain a combination of pig, bird and human viruses for which people may have limited natural immunity.
Hence the need for a vaccine. Using samples of the flu taken from people who fell ill in Mexico and the U.S., scientists are engineering a strain that could trigger the immune system without causing illness. The hope is to get that ingredient — called a "reference strain" in vaccine jargon — to manufacturers around the second week of May, so they can begin their own laborious production work, said CDC's Dr. Ruben Donis, who is leading that effort.

Rob said...

it means that people get paranoid about 68 death from swine flu but don't worry at all about the 20,000 a year that die from regular flu.
Information per yaybob
Deaths from Flu: 63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001); estimated 20,000 deaths from flu (NIAID)
Cause of death rank: 7th leading cause of death in 1999 and 2000 is "pneumonia/influenza" (CDC)
Death rate extrapolations for USA for Flu: 63,729 per year, 5,310 per month, 1,225 per week, 174 per day, 7 per hour, 0 per minute, 0 per second. Note: this automatic extrapolation calculation uses the deaths statistic: 63,730 annual deaths for influenza and pneumonia (NVSR Sep 2001); estimated 20,000 deaths from flu (NIAID)
Deaths information for Flu: An estimated 100,000 hospitalizations and about 20,000 deaths occur each year from the flu or its complications. (Source: excerpt from Focus On The Flu: NIAID) ... average of 20,000 to 40,000 deaths per year. (Source: excerpt from Microbes in Sickness and in Health - Publications, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIAID) ... in the United States more than 100,000 people are hospitalized and more than 20,000 people die from the flu and its complications every year. (Source: excerpt from The Flu, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID) ... In an average year, flu leads to about 20,000 deaths nationwide and many more hospitalizations. (Source: excerpt from What to Do About the Flu - Age Page - Health Information: NIA)
Average life years lost from Flu: 9.5 years for pneumonia/influenza (SEER)1; 10.9 for pneumonia/influenza in North Carolina2; 4.3 average YPLL/person for pneumonia and influenza in Michigan3.
Death statistics for Flu: The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Flu:
* 36,655 female deaths for Influenza and Pneumonia in the USA 2000 (American Heart Association, 2002)
* 257 people died from influenza each year in the US 2001 (Deaths: Final data for 2001, NCHS, CDC)
TABLE 3. Annual pneumonia and influenza deaths, with 95% confidence intervals, categorized by causes appearing anywhere in the death record, attributed by the regional surveillance regression model for the New York metropolitan area and the states of Illinois and Indiana, 1979–2001*
New York metropolitan area 3,819
Illinois and Indiana 4,447

Doc Phil said...

It would be a nightmare. People would get really weird. You would have those who are sick and those who are afraid to get sick. Not much of anything would be going on.
We're at a 4 and the capital city of Mexico is at a halt. People are getting nervous. I don't ever want to live through the real deal.

me me me said...

phase 6 - the city of goole, england, becomes capital city of the universe and every surviving person must go there to seek aid(s).

Ross said...

lets see, everyone makes a mad dash for the grocery and buys up everything including the last roll of duct tape and then barricades themselves in the house.

Steve L said...

See for yourself.
THIS is what the UN does for you.

Shiatsu Massage Pillows said...

Andy Wilson in block 27 singer hall has it. = DEATH

Luke said...

You every see 28 days later :D

tnut said...

global disaster

dvdclark said...

Mass hysteria which is very fun to see!

You think you know me? said...

people go crazy. spend money.

Nene C said...

we would all go crazy

Aerosmith Rocks(Anti-Cyrus) said...

when the pandemic alert level is raised to phase 6 We the United states of America will launch a war on flu to save the world and Obama will drive us further into debt... China and Russia will ban pork and most meats and we will find they all died from malnourishment. The rest of the worlds nations say "yay!" and start splitting the land. and the terrorists will try to attack people again because there not getting any attention (because terrorists act like children) and then God or Jesus comes and kills everybody "pure or w/e" to bring them into "heaven" and the anti-Christ (who is very evil) saves the world. :/

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