“Notes from a Healer” — Coup d’flu

A recent article in the New York Times caught my eye: Swine Flu Wave May Have Peaked in U.S. Thank God, I thought, heaving a sigh of relief as I scanned the text. According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza activity is declining across the country. New cases of the flu dropped significantly during the week ending November 13th.

Anyone working in primary care medicine can tell you that the past two months have been a nightmare. Offices and clinics have been bombarded with phone calls and patients scrambling to secure a dose of the H1N1 vaccine for themselves and their children. Initially, no one wanted the vaccine because it was so new. When it became apparent that supplies were severely limited, everyone clamored for a dose.

My latest installment of Notes from a HealerCoup d’flu — is now online, newly published in the Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.

The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine is an online clearinghouse for manuscripts dealing with the humanities and medicine. Interested readers can access a list of editorial board members and regular contributors here.

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One comment on ““Notes from a Healer” — Coup d’flu

  1. ~ t says:

    Only a Lebanon County native could “diagnose Amish Flu.

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