Skip to comments.Hospitals Overwhelmed by Flu Patients Are Treating Them in Tents
Posted on 05/24/2020 7:22:06 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
he 2017-2018 influenza epidemic is sending people to hospitals and urgent-care centers in every state, and medical centers are responding with extraordinary measures: asking staff to work overtime, setting up triage tents, restricting friends and family visits and canceling elective surgeries, to name a few.
We are pretty much at capacity, and the volume is certainly different from previous flu seasons, says Dr. Alfred Tallia, professor and chair of family medicine at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Ive been in practice for 30 years, and its been a good 15 or 20 years since Ive seen a flu-related illness scenario like weve had this year....In California, which has been particularly hard hit by this seasons flu, several hospitals have set up large surge tents outside their emergency departments to accommodate and treat flu patients
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And there are a lot more gems in it than what I excerpted.
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Shows how we have been exercised....
Hmm. Well, as we all know, you are not supposed to use the tents (or ships or convention centers).
Send them to nursing homes instead.
It wasnt an election year with an economy that needed to be destroyed!!
And I live in California. I had no idea. I wonder how we coped. I must be forgetting that I social-distanced, didn't get a haircut for four months, and wore a face mask all the time.
Good night Freepers. Bedtime for me- 10:30 pm.
Insomniacs and those for whom it is only 7:30—perhaps you can find a similar article to post about Europe’s experience with flu two years ago (or some other past time frame for that matter).
Not nursing homes?
My practice was just overwhelmed with flu patients that year. We saw something like 5 times more than our usual number of cases.
“...It wasnt an election year with an economy that needed to be destroyed!!...”
Very true. It has been about Trump all along. Every aspect of it. Well planned and choreographed. Every move to destroy, to inflame and jerk the public around, to bolster oppressive political agendas, to hurt the country as a whole...the list goes on.
My mom was in her last illness at this time in Escondido, CA. Her last stay in a hospital was at Palomar Hospital right before the flu struck. She didn’t have the flu, she had 99 1/2 years and was pretty much shutting down. Within a few weeks there we tents outside for all of the flu patients. Masks were required to visit her in rehab and at the board and care home where she died.
I remember how bad that flu season was and remember the news stories. I got my first ever flu shot in January of 2018.
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. It’s always hard, even when they are nearly 100.
My last uncle passed last year at 99-1/2 years. He was an amazing man. As a new engineer, he was assigned to run an isotope separation line at Oak Ridge, TN on the Manhattan project. Went on to be a fantastic orthodontist.
Worked ok on MASH
I was hospitalized twice that year and had it 4 times total
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But its the covid you silly person. It is so powerful it can even travel backwards in time and overwhelm the healthcare system in previous years too! We need to lockdown for at least a decade!!! maybe more!!!!
Shows how we have been duped, you are to kind
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