Anyone thought about the impact and ramifications of what is going on? They just found a suspected/probable case in my hometown. Pretty scary.
What do you all predict will happen? Do you think it will end up cancelling the MLB season completely? I mean obviously this is something that could impact everything. Companies, school systems, and sports.
"The World Health Organization said the outbreak is moving closer to becoming a full-scale pandemic.
Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the organization's top flu expert, told reporters in Geneva that the latest developments are moving the agency closer to raising its pandemic alert to phase 5, indicating widespread human-to-human transmission. That's just one step below level 6, a full-fledged pandemic.
"the strain is particularly worrisome because "it's a virus that hasn't been around before. The general population doesn't have immunity from it."
People have various levels of protection against other more common types of flu because they are exposed to it over time, and that protection accumulates. She suggested that some older people might have more resistance to this particular strain than younger people because its traits might resemble outbreaks of decades ago."