Saturday, October 24, 2009

Swine Flu Emergency

Is anyone else concerned about this? I'm particularly concerned that this may not even be necessary. If it isn't, what is the motivation here? Calling a "National Emergency" is pretty severe stuff. I admit this looks pretty severe, but is it really severe enough to call a National Emergency?

Just askin' the question.


Ordinary Jill said...

It is an administrative move that allows HHS to issue waivers to hospitals that want to send patients to satellite triage or treatment centers to alleviate overcrowding. Given the high rate of spread for this flu, and the high rate of intensive care treatment for those who need hospitalization, it's probably not a bad idea to give the hospitals tools to let them adapt quickly if they need to.

Deekaman said...

I don't disagree. My pint is more a commentary on the mistrust coming from the Right. Including me. In fact, I may be unhinged.