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Thursday, September 01, 2005
10,000 Patients and Staff Members Await Evacuation From Barely Functional Hospitals
My worst nightmare come to life.

"In a lot of ways, we're functioning as if we were in a developing country at this point," said Dr. Kiersta Kurtz-Burke, a physician at the hospital, reached yesterday on one of its few working land lines."We're doing the best we can, but it's a new experience."
Between the hospitals, the looting, the abject misery, and the anarchy, New Orleans is beginning to resemble Haiti, a soweto in South Africa, or a barrio in Brazil, than the USA. I could never imagine this happening - ever.

This article paints an even more dire picture of the situation that staff, physicians, and patients are facing in the hospitals. Literally being held captive by armed gangs vying for evacuation on hospital helicopters ahead of the patients and staff. What has this world come to??
posted by Broadsheet @ 2:08 PM  
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