Originally posted by TreadUpon
Anybody still think this is crazy...
How 'bout those similarities?
Originally posted by JBA2848
MILWAUKEE, WI: (April 21, 2009) – An unprecedented number of EMSystems statewide clients successfully participated in a nation-wide HAvBED exercise. EMSystems’ clients who participated in this large-scale reporting exercise included Michigan, Idaho, Arkansas, Arizona, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) / Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Grant Guidance, this exercise required Hospital Available Beds for Emergencies and Disaster (HAvBED) reports to be submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services / Secretary Operations Center (SOC) within a 4 hour time period.
So they have been playing with this tech since April 21. And they send the info from EMSystems straight to HHS and CDC where it is gathered.
New York, the first state to be hard-hit by swine flu, is requiring all health workers to get immunized against both types of flu. Other states are weighing whether to follow suit...
Sandra Morales, a registered nurse, outside Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Morales, a labor and delivery nurse in New York City, had her last flu shot 16 years ago. She says she got the flu anyway. She objects to New York's new law, requiring all health workers to get immunized against seasonal and swine flu, saying it infringes on free-choice rights. "It's crossing the line and I'm opposed to that."
At Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, the first U.S. hospital to require flu vaccination for staffers, employees who object must wear a face mask during flu season or possibly be fired. Only a handful of objectors have been fired, all in the first season, 2005-06, said hospital spokeswoman Alisha Mark.
Dr. Joyce Lammert, Virginia Mason's chief of medicine, said if testing shows the new vaccine is safe and effective, and if supplies are adequate, the hospital will make that mandatory, too.
Originally posted by burntheships
To think...all those articles we read and we missed this?
How in the world? Stay safe in Canada, while you can!