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oramar

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The following is just my opinion. Chances are the vaccine will come to late to put much of a dent in this falls outbreak, an outbreak which becomes more certain everyday. However, every other H1N1 outbreaks has had a second and third wave and it should help there. That is if it does not mutate to much.

indigo girl

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I agree with you. Most of the population will not be protected before the 2d wave hits. Not so big an issue for some if the virus remains mild in its manifestation, but hugh for those most at risk of complications which is lots of folks that we know and love.

Just as important to realize is the probability that the sheer numbers of people gettiing sick in a short time period, is going to be our biggest problem. The group that represents the emergency medical physicians just put out a position paper on this. They clearly understand what's at stake. Oramar, you have posted on the problem of surge more than once in these threads.

There is much that we could, and should be doing individually before this happens. The govt can't do it all. We have a responsibility to prepare our families. However, if all we ever hear from govt officials like Secretary Sebelius is the message that they are going to give us a vaccine, then this is going to put many at a disadvantage who did nothing to stock up on supplies. It's going to be very difficult to buy such items as hand cleansers and masks come the fall. Antipyretics, cough medicines, gloves, all will be in short supply. A week or more worth of food could make a big difference to you if you or a family member are sick. It means you won't have to go to the store, and infect anyone else or risk get infected if you aren't. What do you think that you would need to buy? Think about that now, not later.

The vax is not going to be here in time for most. That is the reality of the situation.

oramar

5,758 Posts

I agree with you. Most of the population will not be protected before the 2d wave hits. Not so big an issue for some if the virus remains mild in its manifestation, but hugh for those most at risk of complications which is lots of folks that we know and love.

Just as important to realize is the probability that the sheer numbers of people gettiing sick in a short time period, is going to be our biggest problem. The group that represents the emergency medical physicians just put out a position paper on this. They clearly understand what's at stake. Oramar, you have posted on the problem of surge more than once in these threads.

There is much that we could, and should be doing individually before this happens. The govt can't do it all. We have a responsibility to prepare our families. However, if all we ever hear from govt officials like Secretary Sebelius is the message that they are going to give us a vaccine, then this is going to put many at a disadvantage who did nothing to stock up on supplies. It's going to be very difficult to buy such items as hand cleansers and masks come the fall. Antipyretics, cough medicines, gloves, all will be in short supply. A week or more worth of food could make a big difference to you if you or a family member are sick. It means you won't have to go to the store, and infect anyone else or risk get infected if you aren't. What do you think that you would need to buy? Think about that now, not later.

The vax is not going to be here in time for most. That is the reality of the situation.

Somewhere I posted or talked about an article that wrote about the Canadian NHS and how they are very alarmed. They said it they do not have enough vents for children. They said they have come to the realization that they will be choosing which child lives and which child dies because of the vent shortage. That was not what they originally expected, they thought they would be turning away the old and sick in favor of children. They are trying to stock up on vents at this very moment but then there is the problem of whether there will be anyone that knows how to operate the extra equipment. At least the Canadian NHS is not living in a dream would like some governments.
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