Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tweets (Pt. 2) + More News On The Swine Flu Pandemic

My cousin on Twitter on an RT:

"LOL. WTF? RT @________: The Pandemic Alert Level has been raised to 5. That means we are almost willing to blow someone for Tamiflu."


WHO raises swine flu alert level as virus spreads
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and TOM RAUM, Associated Press Writers Lauran Neergaard And Tom Raum, Associated Press Writers – 46 mins ago

WASHINGTON – The Geneva-based World Health Organization on Wednesday raised its alert level for the fast-spreading swine flu to its next-to-highest notch, signaling a global pandemic could be imminent.

The move came after the virus spread to at least 10 U.S. states from coast to coast and swept deeper into Europe.

"It really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic," said WHO Director General Margaret Chan. "We do not have all the answers right now but we will get them."

In the United States, President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary.

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