[H7N9 TRIAGE PANIC] CDC Contracting With Poison Control Centers and 2-1-1 to Create Public 'Phone-In' Bird Flu Triage Centers
To avert panic during the expected H7N9 Influenza outbreak the CDC is creating a national severe pandemic flu triage center which will allow people to dial 2-1-1 and speak to a Poison Control Center Nurse who has been trained to triage pandemic bird flu cases.
Despite our own belief that there is a low risk of a wide spread high fatality Bird Flu pandemic this year, the massive preparations the Federal Government is undertaking for just such an occurrence can only be foolishly ignored.
We have recently purchased the following types of items to cost effectively risk mitigate the expected H7N9 outbreak. These are low cost items we believe offer a Darwinian advantage IF there is a severe pandemic. In those regards, the Thanksgiving turkey may also be off of our menu as turkeys have a H7N9 history in the USA.