The World Health Organization (WHO) has gone ahead with something it has postponed doing for quite some time — it has raised the global pandemic, alert level 6, the highest in its scale of alerts. This is said to be the first global pandemic in 41 years.
The announcement was made by WHO Director General Margaret Chan after an emergency meeting with flu experts from around the world. Dr. Chan said the virus is now "unstoppable."
This report from MSNBC: