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Originally posted by DOADOA
everyone remain calm!!! do not panic!! everything will be back to normal in about 5-6 hour. this thread will disappear and we will resume our daily obama-sucks-and-here-is-why thread shortly.
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.
Originally posted by whitewave
"It increases the ability of treatment facilities to handle a surge in H1N1 patients by easing the implementation of emergency plans."
See? This is what I don't understand about declaring the flu a national emergency.
HOW will making a statement increase the amount of health care personnel available to treat the expected influx of sick people?
HOW will simply speaking increase the amount of vaccines available or stores of Tamiflu?
HOW will a mere human utterance allow treatment facilities to handle a surge in patients?
What exactly do they mean by "easing" regulations? Does that mean that HIPPA patient privacy laws no longer apply? Does it mean the staff no longer will be required to wash their hands?
My concern with "easing federal regulations" is that the regulations being "eased" will actually be the U.S. Constitutional rule of law.
Barry the Wonder Boy has no innate power or gift to stop a virus in it's tracks no matter how much hope and change he promised the buggers.