Pandemic Flu Preparedness Briefing

I got this from a list I am on with other emergency response folks. Come on to the meeting and hear what experts have to say on the topic.

Are you ready? Come hear what local experts and county officials have to say about preparing for and surviving a pandemic flu outbreak in Arlington.
7 to 8:30 pm this Thursday (13 September)
County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard

Me, I am not too worried about this topic because I figure the weak will be weeded out without much effort on my part. Plus, you have to die from something, right?

One of the benefits of being young and healthy and working with children is that I am immune to darned near everything. Here’s to wishing you and yours good health as we head into the flu season.

1 Comment so far

  1. hb (unregistered) on September 13th, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    Actually, Carl, the 1918 pandemic killed disproportionate numbers of young and otherwise healthy adults, instead of the expected harsh effect on children and the elderly. The virus spread so rapidly throughout the body that young adults’ strong immune systems started attacking their lung tissues. I believe the deaths were particularly gruesome, as a result, many of them coming quite quickly and from suffocation. Perhaps you should pay special attention at that meeting!

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