Health Officials Revise Disaster Plans to Deal With Next Swine Flu Pandemic

September 15, 2009
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“It was a slow day for Maryland’s hospitals. But one Baltimore emergency room and an intensive care unit were already maxed out. And the computer monitor tracking the ER and ICU at a medical center in nearby Washington was flashing yellow and red — signaling that they, too, had run out of room. The next car crash victim would have to go elsewhere; the next heart attack patient risked losing precious minutes before getting lifesaving treatment. “

(Washington Post)