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  1. by   Rose_Queen
    It's so bad here (PA) that one of the area hospitals has a tent set up. Those who come into the ER with flu symptoms head out to the tent. Not to mention running out of the test kits to verify influenza. We're also seeing hospitals running at well over 100% capacity (and unable to divert because then there'd be no hospital ERs open). My facility hasn't reached the point of setting up a tent, canceling elective surgeries, or reopening the two units closed within the last two years, but we are using closets as patient rooms.
  2. by   morte
    I am thinking the poster is referring to the effect of stress on the immune system....
    Quote from netglow
    What?
  3. by   NRSKarenRN
  4. by   beckyboo1
    Quote from netglow
    I wonder why you come to a nursing forum and post? I understand you are against immunization, but, your posts do not reflect any kind of nursing or medical knowledge/education that would afford you the ability to coherently comment as part of a nursing discussion. You might find more consumer advocate oriented forums to post.
    You said it sister!
  5. by   BlueDevil,DNP
    Moderate levels of ILI, few cases of confirmed influenza, completely disproportionate panic, lol.
  6. by   Garethaus
    Quote from beckyboo1
    You said it sister!
    What's with the nastiness?

    In my experience, I've found the better nurses support debate and don't seek to be exclusive of others even when they don't agree with what has been posted.

    You feel threatened methinks.
  7. by   Nightingallow
    This strain in NY is bad. It started as a mild cough and the other wonderful symptoms come from out of nowhere. I felt like going to the hospital yesterday but I hung on. If I knew I would have gotten the flu vaccine for this 2nd strain.
    Last edit by Nightingallow on Jan 12, '13 : Reason: added location
  8. by   InfirmiereJolie
    Not in CA yet, hopefully never!

    Not many people ever go out of the state (just stay within it for touristy), so that's good
  9. by   olddragger
    to clarify concerning my reference to Hurricane Sandy.
    My understanding is that the hurricane had a profound affect on thousands in the area? People without power, transportation impaired, schools out, etc and the area remains not completely recovered? So I was thinking the stress of this event, plus the turmoil it caused could possibly have made people more susceptible to commutative illnesses? It was just a thought. It was something different that happened this year and the % of influenza cases are much higher this year.
  10. by   morte
    I thought your point was easy to discern....but then again I am old also....lol.
    Quote from olddragger
    to clarify concerning my reference to Hurricane Sandy.
    My understanding is that the hurricane had a profound affect on thousands in the area? People without power, transportation impaired, schools out, etc and the area remains not completely recovered? So I was thinking the stress of this event, plus the turmoil it caused could possibly have made people more susceptible to commutative illnesses? It was just a thought. It was something different that happened this year and the % of influenza cases are much higher this year.
  11. by   netglow
    Quote from morte
    I thought your point was easy to discern....but then again I am old also....lol.
    (not actually that funny, but that's all I got to choose from. We don't have any decent emoticons that are worth anything like we used to ...totally miss the blue barf, and the one that tapped it's fingernails on the table with an annoyed look on it's face)
  12. by   GitanoRN
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    Are you experiencing a flu outbreak in your area? There seems to be a lot of news about this lately. Please share your experience below.



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  13. by   CrunchRN
    It gets very tiresome having non-nurses come on here and tell the actual nurses how we should behave on a NURSES forum.

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