The swine flu has a new enemy at one San Antonio hospital. The VA Medical Center has set up two emergency tents to treat all patients with flu-like symptoms. Monday was the first day of operation for the tents. Nurses screen veterans in one tent, then they are treated by a doctor in another. Fifteen patients came through the treatment facility on the first day. The main goal is to keep the sometimes deadly flu-virus from spreading. The flu treatment center is available to Veterans from 8am until 4pm. Hospital officials tell us they will keep it open as long as the need is there.
Ever since Dell Children’s Medical Center set up triage tents outside the emergency room in the Touchy-Feely capital of Austin last week (video available at link), local San Antonio ERs have been besieged with patients terrified they have the “killer swine flu!” whenever a piece on the Austin hospitals ran on TV. (And, yes, that is an exact quote from a patient.)
Personally, I can’t say I’ve seen any more flu patients this year than any other year — yet hospitals appear to be panicking and erecting tents for mass-triage of vast quantities of flu patients.
Do they know something we don’t know? Or is this just another example of the Obama Administration “not wasting a good crisis” to drum up support for their Health Care package?
And here’s your Exit Question: Do you honestly think the Obamacare Halth Care Package will treat you as the patient any better than cattle through a tent?