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  • Don’t Panic: WHO Declares Swine Flu Pandemic

    GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has told its member nations it is declaring a swine flu pandemic — the first global flu epidemic in 41 years. The move came Thursday as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere. In a statement sent to member countries, WHO says it decided to raise the pandemic alert level from phase 5 to 6, meaning that a global outbreak of swine flu has begun. The decision was made after the U.N. health agency held an emergency meeting on swine flu with its experts.

    Gustavo Araoz 5 years ago respond

  • Swine Flu Makes You Racist

    Wondering if you’ve got the most-feared disease of our time? One test is to see whether you’ve started making racist statements in public. Ryan Air CEO Michael O’Leary, for instance, just told a press conference that swine flu is only a risk to Asians and Mexicans “living in slums”. He’s since been quarantined. Read More ›

    Scott Lamb 5 years ago 6 responses