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Hospitals Overwhelmed by Flu Patients Are Treating Them in Tents
Time.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Amanda MacMillan

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. “I’ve been in practice for 30 years, and it’s been a good 15 or 20 years since I’ve seen a flu-related illness scenario like we’ve had this year.”...In California, which has been particularly hard hit by this season’s flu, several hospitals have set up large “surge tents” outside their emergency departments to accommodate and treat flu patients

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Yes, this article is two years old. That is sort of my point.

And there are a lot more gems in it than what I excerpted.

Archive offline before this disappears.

1 posted on 05/24/2020 7:22:06 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat
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To: CheshireTheCat

Shows how we have been exercised....


2 posted on 05/24/2020 7:25:19 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: CheshireTheCat

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.


3 posted on 05/24/2020 7:27:10 PM PDT by GnuThere
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To: EagleUSA

It wasn’t an election year with an economy that needed to be destroyed!!


4 posted on 05/24/2020 7:28:12 PM PDT by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: CheshireTheCat
Wow, 2-1/2 years ago and I never heard this: California, which has been particularly hard hit by this season’s flu, several hospitals have set up large “surge tents” outside their emergency departments to accommodate and treat flu patients."

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.

5 posted on 05/24/2020 7:35:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CheshireTheCat

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).


6 posted on 05/24/2020 7:40:33 PM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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To: CheshireTheCat

Not nursing homes?


7 posted on 05/24/2020 7:42:58 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Joe Biden:"If you don't support me then you ain't black"(Dementia and frequent temper tantrums))
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To: CheshireTheCat

My practice was just overwhelmed with flu patients that year. We saw something like 5 times more than our usual number of cases.


8 posted on 05/24/2020 7:43:15 PM PDT by Gamecock (We love works righteousness because it satisfies our desire to judge others. (R.K).)
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To: Trump Girl Kit Cat

“...It wasn’t 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.


9 posted on 05/24/2020 7:49:05 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

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.


10 posted on 05/24/2020 7:53:38 PM PDT by hanamizu
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To: CheshireTheCat

I remember how bad that flu season was and remember the news stories. I got my first ever flu shot in January of 2018.


11 posted on 05/24/2020 7:54:19 PM PDT by FreedomForce
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To: hanamizu

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.


12 posted on 05/24/2020 8:09:07 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: CheshireTheCat

Worked ok on MASH


13 posted on 05/24/2020 8:11:41 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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To: CheshireTheCat

I was hospitalized twice that year and had it 4 times total


14 posted on 05/24/2020 9:48:26 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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To: CheshireTheCat
About a century earlier....

Georgia Tech football game, 1918 pic.twitter.com/lNa1Y9Ihzu— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 25, 2020


15 posted on 05/24/2020 9:51:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

Useful archive links:

http://archive.today/4jyhG

https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://time.com/5107984/hospitals-handling-burden-flu-patients/

If it’s really important, saving locally is a good idea for sure. But familiarity with both of these archive sites is also a good idea.


16 posted on 05/25/2020 1:26:08 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Trump Girl Kit Cat

Yup!


17 posted on 05/25/2020 2:27:47 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: CheshireTheCat

But it’s 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!!!!


18 posted on 05/25/2020 2:37:50 AM PDT by Mom MD
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To: EagleUSA

Shows how we have been duped, you are to kind


19 posted on 05/25/2020 4:37:56 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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