Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, it's been around for months, but it is here and it is here now! H1N1.
Unfortunately, for most, the vaccine has not arrived. It has become problematic.
In Northeast Ohio, we have already hit what would normally be the peak of regular flu season, when you're looking at confirmed cases. ....and we are 3-4 months away from when the height of normal flu season hits. Pandemic, indeed.
Friends have already contracted H1N1 (right Dith?). Some of my clinical staff has gotten it too - which is very problematic when trying to remain operational to take care of patients.
Our place actually got about 1,000 doses of vaccine yesterday. FINALLY. It is clearly not enough, but it's a start. It is being administered in a tiered fashion. I'm not in the top tier to get a shot. I probably could have pulled some strings to get one, but I didn't. And I won't.
....at least for the time being.
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I got mine last Thursday, but we're not going to have enough nor will we have enough antivirals or masks. It promises to be a tough flu season this year.
You should hear some of the horror stories people are telling me about people they know who got it and got deathly ill. Comas, scarred lungs. Awful stuff.
I get my H1N1 shot tomorree.
Good luck with the shot. Greg's in a risk group, so he's trying to get one. I'm not, so I'm going to hang back and hope for the best.
No one in my family has got it yet, and thank god no one in my parent's assisted living complex has got it either.
I'M trying to figure out if I got HiNi flu. I had moderate fever, runny nose, and still have a terrible cough. Are those the symptoms?
I'm not going to a foc just so they can say yes or no and then not do anything for me.
I am not getting one. It's overblown and is a scare tactic by the government to enrich the pharamceutical industry.
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