Skip to comments.‘Everybody May Not Make It Out’
Posted on 08/25/2007 3:41:44 PM PDT by metmom
Dr. Anna Pou was accused of murdering nine patients in a New Orleans hospital wracked by Katrina, but a grand jury declined to indict her. Now she gives her side of the story.
Aug. 25, 2007 - The tragic deaths at New Orleanss Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina are among the most notorious examples of the vast human suffering that resulted from the destruction of the levees and the flooding of the cityand the governments incompetent response to the disaster. At least 34 people died in the hospital awaiting evacuation and it wasnt long before dark rumors began circulating that some of them were helped along by lethal doses of morphine or other medication. Almost a year after the storm, in July 2006, authorities arrested Dr. Anna Pou, a well-known head and neck surgeon. She was eventually accused of murdering nine patients who were in a long-term acute care unit on the seventh floor run by LifeCare Hospital of New Orleans.
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If he was, Bush would be off the hook for his crimes against black Americans in N.O.
Moonbats and various race pimps would not be happy at all.
Imagine if Nagin, Mayor of the Chocolate city indicted for crimes against his citizens, while Bush, the architect of the mass crimes (rolling eyes ) against humanity gets off free.
What was accomplished was a miracle! I suggest you read the full article. No one in the press has given enough credit to the heroic response that represented what really happened after Katrina. The true helicopter story is only one part! ,p> Read the entire story - below are just excerpts!
Of the 60,000 people stranded in New Orleans, the US Coast Guard rescued over 33,500. Congress recognized the Coast Guard's response with an official entry in the Congressional Record and the Armed Service was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.
The demand for aircraft, particularly helicopters, led to the deployment of aircraft from across the services and the country. Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43, HSL-47, and HSL-49, and HSC-21 arrived from NAS North Island, Calif., with their MH-60 Seahawks. Three Marine squadrons from MCAS New River, N.C., sent six CH-53E Super Stallions and two CH-46E Sea Knights, and Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 772, a reserve squadron from Willow Grove, Pa., sent four more Super Stallions. The Army's III Corps and two Air Force rescue wings contributed over 30 helos as well. Naval Aviation units also provided key logistical support; Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57 and VR-58 moved in Seabees and HSL crewmen; evacuated hundreds of citizens; and transported tons of supplies. At the height of operations, the various elements of the Department of Defense had more than 350 helicopters and over 70 fixed wing aircraft involved in Katrina relief efforts.
I agree, to prosecute a doctor for bad outcomes in extreme situations is moronic. Whatever DA did this should be dismissed as soon as possible.
[What happened was all the fault of the RAT politicians in Louisiana and NO. The people have nobody to blame but themselves for electing them.]
I agree in that regard. I am talking to a situation whereby defined preps would have been put in place. Mississippi did well but the storm still caused great devastation. No planning can stop that.
But the real time failures of Nagin and the Gov. were monumental, I agree.
Mayor Nagin should have intervened in a lot of things, not least of all he should have executed the city’s disaster response plan.
Katrina actually hit MS much harder than LA. New Orleans was really only side-swiped. I remember TV early next morning talking about how NO had dodged another bullet and showing video of high-rise hotels with only a few broken windows.
NO was not really hit by a hurricane. It was flooded. The levees broke, with most of the breaks being well below the levels they were supposed to withstand. There was remarkably little wind damage in the city.
The full force of the hurricane’s winds hit the Mississippi coast, not NOLA, and state and local governments in Miss. responded admirably. The flood surge is what devasated NOLA, exacerbated by incompetent bungling and fraudulent prior misallocation of levee building and other funds, plus incompetent and indecisive chief executive officrs at both the state and local levels.
Too much TV, in your case it's TIVO. Set record, watch a year later then throw your accusational bombs........ Others call it arm chair quarterbacking with your advantage of having replay at your hands.
You're right because I don't recall hearing it.
That’s right just give up...
Yet, we heard almost NOTHING about MS. It was all whining about NO. What a disservice to those heroic men and women who prepared and cleaned up for themselves without all the whining and looking for handouts.
They got on with their lives. There’s still NO “victims” (and I use the term loosely) who are still living on govt. handouts.
It makes me sick.
Can you imagine what it would have been like if we had the socialized medical system that the dems want to inflict on us?
If it was this bad in a liberal(dem controlled) city in a Republican country with the best health care in the world, I can’t imagine what it would be like if we had socialized medicine.
The other thing that gets me is the hypocrisy of our system. Pro-euthanasia groups are pushing for the right to die, Terri was killed legally, and here this doctor is being arrested for allegedly doing the very thing the left wants to inflict on us all.
Ummm 0 did you mean this for someone else?
I live in Maine. We don't have a 'she' governor and we certainly weren't ever in Dean's path???
Sorry. It was meant for the LA freepers.
If I remember, they tried and the idiots were shooting at them.
This was the one? Didn’t they have people trying to break in also?
It is too bad that the world does not know of the heroic work of the Coast Guard (and others) which made more than 33,000 rescues, most of them by helicopter. This is a resuce of Herculean proportions.
The outpouring of generosity by people all over this country who opened up their homes to displaced Katrina victims is also unprecedented.
Since the agenda-driven DBM wanted Bush to get a bad name from this more than they might like the world to know what a wonderful country we have, they never highlighted any of this,preferring to show Heraldo and Shep Smith frantic at the dome or Convention center, carefully not showing 360 degrees or TV audiences might have seen things like people moving out on buses and people eating....where did all that food trash come from???
Fox news ran nothing but N'leans stuff all day Sunday before the storm hit....
I remember people coming to the Superdome and were told repeatedly to have their own food, water, etc, for 3 ot 5 days I think.....
its not like people weren't warned....
we have to come to grips in this country about medical/health care....that is, there is NOT enough money or staff nor will there ever be to take care of our loved ones the way we want them to be taken care of....
if you have a loved one in the hosptial or nursing home or adult home, you have to take a very active role in their care....
no more blaming the health care system....
In the hosptial where I work, many if not most of the patients are HUGE people, and it takes more than one to move them, and if they are constantly incontinent, it takes all those people to clean them....we are talking basic care, not ever IV meds, or resp. treatments, or assessments, or charting, or calling the doc or dressing changes....
meanwhile, a little granny is down the hall being IGNORED because the staff is with another pt.....
there just is not enough staff....the health care bill would be triple if the staff to pt ratio was better....
honestly, until we can understand that the human life span does have limits, that we can't keep every diabetic pt with congestive heart failure and COPD alive indefinately, we will be chasing our own tails.....we'll never get there....
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