A disease which may turn into a pandemic, triggers all emergency action plans, and then fails to turn into a pandemic.
The actions taken by Governments trigger a Pandemic. Often driven by media hype during otherwise quiet periods.
That swine flu turned out to be a total panicdemic.
A middle class problem; One is just about to pour the first glass of wine for the afternoon (or evening if you're late), and turn to suddenly find that one has run out of wine.
"Red or White darling?", she asked;
"Red", he replied, then suddenly loud screams are heard ;
"Darling it's a winetastrophe, there is NO WINE".