e-bola: Goin’ Internet-y (September 22, 2014)

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C          “Some Internet postings go viral; some viruses go Internet-y.  e-bola is spreading as quickly as an e-mail attachment or a YouTube video.”

Doc     “Scary.”

C          “When a small minor localized flu outbreak occurs even in a large major metropolitan region with a variety of medical facilities, the health care system quickly borders on collapse.”

Doc     “Scary.”

C          “e-bola has hit the ‘Reply All’ button rather than the ‘Reply’ button.”

Doc     “Scary.”

C          “So how are you health care pros planning to handle an outbreak?”

Doc     “We are pretending to plan.”

C          “Scary.”

. . .

[For more information, see http://prosperouswaydown.com/4s-surge-capacity/.%5D

Bumper stickers of the week:

When you are down and out, lift up your head and shout:  “Oh shit.”

I’d rather be rich and happy than poor and sick.

One Response to “e-bola: Goin’ Internet-y (September 22, 2014)”

  1. Reply-all- that would be the R0 (R-naught) greater than 1.5. What I didn’t say in that article–the nurses (and many of the physicians too) are old and tired. We recognize that the system is in no way ready–planning is a pretense. What may happen to many of us in healthcare when this bad bug lands on our shores will be a sense of hopelessness, and many may say, “I’m too old for this.”

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