Wednesday, May 6, 2009
With the second US death from swine flu a second wave of patients have flooded the emergency Department. The Hospital press release states that there have been no "confirmed" cases of swine flu, seemingly implying that there are unconfirmed cases. I don't know of any we even suspect. I mean, we have had sick people, with colds and such, but nothing out of the ordinary. Meanwhile, the CDC has raised the possibility that this outbreak is merely the herald wave before a more severe pandemic in the fall, such as was seen with the Spanish and Hong Kong flus. This is what I suspect we may see. At that point I think the best thing we will be able to provide is a little two wheeled cart to pull along and shout "Bring out your dead"!