Skip to comments.New Mexico: State preparing plan for potential flu pandemic
Posted on 06/01/2005 7:48:43 AM PDT by 11th_VA
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - The state Department of Health is devising a plan to deal with any potential flu pandemic.
State epidemiologist Mack Sewell says the plan probably should be in place by late this summer.
Sewell says a flu pandemic is a possibility, but nobody knows when its coming. He says there are typically about four pandemics per century, and there hasnt been one since 1968.
The 1968 pandemic killed 750,000 people worldwide.
Sewell says a flu pandemic would overwhelm New Mexicos hospitals and infrastructure.
U.S. Government to Help Fund Hospital Care for Illegal Aliens
By Diane M. Grassi
May 31, 2005, 00:05
On May 10, 2005 the Bush administration announced the specifics relating to new funding for hospitals and doctors who provide free emergency medical care to illegal aliens. The amount of reimbursement will total $1 billion dollars until September 2008 and is meant to stave the continual closings of hospitals predominant in California and other border states.
With the largest allocation going to California in the amount of $70 million per fiscal year, Texas was next with $46 million followed by Arizona with $45 million;
And this story:
A crowding crisis in the E.R.
Emergency rooms had record visits in '03. Some fear they couldn't handle a public-health disaster.
(snip) "There's no question that we have the ingredients for a perfect storm in health care if we had a bird-flu pandemic" hit a crowded ER system, Suter said.
Am I the only one who thinks Albuquerque is in New Mexico?
I'm geographically challenged - sorry ;)
I was starting to feel a little quesy until I realized this is in NM not AZ....phew!
"Am I the only one who thinks Albuquerque is in New Mexico?"
The last time I was in Albuquerque, which was several years ago, it was still in New Mexico, but ¿quién sabe?
I looked out my window here in the lovely Albuquerque Valley and it sort of looks like New Mexico
Well, I remember when a caller couldn't get tickets to the Olympics in Atlanta, because she said she was from New Mexico,
and the ticket office in Atlanta kept insisting that if that was so then she would have to get her tickets
from Mexico. . .
I share my mealtime with wildlife every chance I get.
That happens all the time. My in-laws live there and you'd be shocked at the number of times we'd get letters to them back from the post office with a little sticker on them saying they needed international postage. Finally my wife started addressing all mail to her parents "New Mexico USA". My brother-in-law, who was actually born there, lies when coming across the border, frequently Border Patrol guys ask what state you were born in to make sure you're really American and when he honestly said New Mexico they told him he needed a passport and it took him 20 minutes to get them to understand New Mexico is in America so no he didn't, now he tells them he was born in California.
Did the Sandia Mountains move to AZ too? How about that little stream that runs uphill? Did the stream go to AZ? How much were those crooked NM politicians paid to move this whole area to AZ? How much did it cost the tax payers? Inquiring minds want to know yesterday!
LOL!!! I had not heard that before. Thank you for the good laugh. (On second thought, is that true? If not, it is still funny.)
CF, I just read discostu's thread, so what you heard can only be true. this is unbelievable!