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As a result, the WHO attempted to mobilize a depiction of pandemic inﬂuenza which suggested that such events are not necessarily severe. Pandemics, here, are presented as lying on a spectrum of severity. Such statements served to mobilize the argument that preparatory actions remain of vital importance (by pointing out the variability of severity) while co-opting a growing account that the impact of the H1N1 virus may not be great. It is clear therefore that the WHO faced great difﬁculty in mobilizing an effective discourse of severity.
Therefore, as a reaction to the unfolding of events, the linking of severity and risk was increasingly disassociated. This occurred through a redeﬁnition both of the term ‘severity’ and of the (previously) implied correlation between severity and risk. The prior link between severity and risk was unsustainable once it was recognized that H1N1 was mild in its effects. This was because if the disease was mild (not a risk) then, by extension, there was no justiﬁed point of concern – the risk would be eradicated through a lack of severity.
Due to the novelty of the H1N1 virus, scientiﬁc evidence surrounding it was scant and emerging, especially in the early stages of the events. This scientiﬁc uncertainty in part framed the WHO’s reactions. In the absence of the capacity to mobilize the idea 46 Pandemics, Science and Policy of objective scientiﬁc ‘facts’ in framing the pandemic, the WHO instead created a risk discourse that emphasized the threat of uncertainty. Research produced under conditions of risk is always in itself uncertain due to the sheer number of variables and contingencies involved in the (potential/perceived) manifestation of a risk (Miller, 2004; Nowotny, 2003b; Shrader-Frechette, 1993).