'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
A New York youth sports club is discouraging high fives for fear of spreading germs. Catholic churches in Rhode Island and Texas are telling congregants celebrating Mass not to shake hands or drink wine from a shared chalice. A Northern Virginia hospital system is advising visitors that they might be screened for flulike symptoms.
Mr. Burkhardt said the run on injections likely was caused by a combination of people with ailing family members and friends trying to protect themselves, and by a panic generated by news reports about the severity of the flu strain.
"We are treating patients for the flu, that does continue to go on. If a patient comes in to a Minute Clinic within 48 hours of diagnosis, we may be able to get a prescription for Tamiflu, which helps increase recovery," he said. "But it points to the importance of getting shots earlier in the year."