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Friday, October 30, 2009

Sick? Take your H1N1 home.

Posted on Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 10:41 AM

For all those suffering of the flu this fall and are afraid of it possibly being H1N1 (even if you are labeled "high risk"), stop. Do not go get tested. Do not go to the hospital. Do, however, get some Tylenol and go home, because that is all they are offering at Halifax's hospitals today.

I only tell you this after my far from enjoyable 12.5 hour wait in emergency last night, where due to my "high risk" status (asthma), and after reading the "what to do" section of Canada Health's recommendations, I thought it was the best thing to do. Clearly I was wrong. They took on 5 patients during my time there. FIVE! For the mathematically inclined that is one patient for every 2 and a half hours.

Oh yes, and here is the kicker. They refused to test any of us!! Why? Because they tested too many already..230 samples the doctor said.

Anyways, fuck our local health organization.

---Swine time

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