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Swine flu in Mexico could be pandemic
There was a swine flu epidemic back in the 60's..............I lived in a small rural part of Georgia during this epidemic. Schools were closed for a week. My sister and I treated this back then like it was a 'snow day'. Little did we know that epidemic killed thousands of people in our country. If any of you have been to the ER in the last year or 2, what was the wait like before you or your family member were able to be seen? There are alot of folk who dont have health insurance and those without insurance use the ER for nonemergent illnesses. For those nurses who work in the hospital, I wonder if your facility have a disaster plan that would cover a pandemic illness like swine flu? This is worrisome, in my opinion. Nurses dont have snow days!