Level 5: Pandemic Is Imminent
The WHO presser is fascinating. Four questions I wonder if anyone in the White House press corps will pose to the president tonight:
1. Have you or any member of the U.S. delegation who made the trip to the Mexico received any treatment for H1N1?
2. The WHO recommended that countries review the “social distancing maneuvers” available to it. One such maneuver would be the suspension cross-border traffic via land, sea and air from Mexico. Are there any conditions under which you would order such a suspension, and if so, what are those conditions?
3. Have you had any conversations with your staff and relevant agency personnel about the possibility of suspending cross-border traffic?
4. Under what conditions will you order that the patent on relevant drugs be broken?