"WASHINGTON (AP) - Sustained person-to-person spread of the bird flu or any other super-influenza strain anywhere in the world could prompt the United States to implement travel restrictions or other steps to block a brewing pandemic, say federal plans released Wednesday.
If a super-flu begins spreading here, states and cities will have to ration scarce medications and triage panicked patients to prevent them from overwhelming hospitals and spreading infection inside emergency rooms, the plan says."
You know, if I were writing a fictional novel about political intrigue, maybe with a little sci-fi mixed in, this scenario would present the perfect opportunity for a Christo-fascist group of high-ranking officials to finally put the country on martial law and take control of the large cities. Then term-limits would be set aside because the current leadership is so important now in this crisis....
Have you seen this?
It looks like they talked to some experts to put this together. Not exactly martial law, at least for Canucks, but things could certainly be different in the States given the climate.
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