Thursday, 18 January 2018

Flu epidemic in California

California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them
LA Times,
16 January, 2018

California hospitals face a 'war zone' of flu patients — and are setting up tents to treat them

Ana Oktay rushed to the hospital in late December struggling to breathe, with a 102-degree fever and a cough that wouldn’t let up.

​​​​​She expected doctors to tell her she had pneumonia or bronchitis.

They were just like: ‘It’s just influenza A. It’s just what’s going around,’” said Oktay, 49.

An influenza A strain known as H3N2 is making people so ill in California that thousands have shown up in recent weeks at hospitals struggling to fight the infection.

I was flat on my back and in bed for 10 days,” said Oktay, who lives in Palms. “This has been hands down the worst flu I’ve ever dealt with.”

The huge numbers of sick people are also straining hospital staff who are confronting what could become California’s worst flu season in a decade.

Hospitals across the state are sending away ambulances, flying in nurses from out of state and not letting children visit their loved ones for fear they’ll spread the flu. Others are canceling surgeries and erecting tents in their parking lots so they can triage the hordes of flu patients.

Those are all creative things we wouldn’t typically do, but in a crisis like this, we’re looking at,” said Michelle Gunnett, a nurse who oversees emergency services for a Southern California hospital system.

Staff members at Torrance Memorial Medical Center have been working long hours to care for a swell in sick patients that began in late December, said Dr. James McKinnell, infectious disease specialist. Some patients are incredibly ill with multiple strains of the flu, or the flu and pneumonia.

There’s a little bit of a feeling of being in the trenches. we’re really battling these infections to try to get them under control,” McKinnell said. “We’re still not sure if this is going to continue … but it certainly is an inauspicious start.”

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So many people are showing up sick with the flu that Loma Linda hospital put up this giant tent to treat patients in.
Coping with the crowds

Connie Cunningham and her staff at Loma Linda University Medical Center were triaging so many flu patients after New Year’s that they assembled what looks like a giant, brown camping tent in their emergency room parking lot. Several hospitals in California are treating flu patients in so-called “surge tents” intended for major disasters.

On a recent weekday morning, Cunningham walked through the tent, lined with folding chairs and patient beds that are separated by sheets hung from the ceiling.

Cunningham, executive director for the hospital’s emergency services, said she’d thought they would dismantle the tent after a few days, but staff are still treating 60 more patients each day than usual, she said.

In my career, I’ve never seen anything like this,” she said.

H3N2 is known for being more virulent than other strains of the flu. Since October, 42 people in California younger than 65 have died of the flu, compared with nine at the same time last year, according to state officials. State officials collect flu death data only among people under 65; the actual death toll from the flu is much higher.

Officials say it’s unclear whether the recent upswing in cases means the season is peaking early or this year’s season is just particularly bad. Typically, the flu season, which runs from October through May, reaches its height in February.

It’s like trying to surf a tsunami,” said Dr. Brian Johnston, an emergency medicine doctor at White Memorial Medical Center in Boyle Heights. “Maybe the wave has crested, one hopes.”

Palomar Medical Center Escondido in northern San Diego County also pulled out a flu tent this month, but was still so busy that some patients were treated in the hallways, said Gunnett, a nurse who oversees their emergency services.

Now they’re running low on beds because many patients were admitted with severe flu. Gunnett said she has started canceling scheduled surgeries and turning single-patient rooms into doubles to free up space.

At Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, hospital staff noticed flu cases were mounting and began clearing out an area that was being used as storage.

It seems like we’re setting a record almost every day,” said Dr. Dave Feldman, medical director of the emergency department.

On Thursday, the former storage area opened as an extension of the emergency room.

A flu war zone’ in the emergency room

 
When Candysse Miller took her 88-year-old father, who lives in Redlands, to a nearby emergency room on Jan. 6, it was standing-room only. Many people crammed in the small space were sneezing and violently coughing, she said.

It was like a flu war zone,” said Miller, a writer. “I’m not a germophobe or anything, but that will quickly make you one.”


Some administrators at hospitals with long wait times and crowded ERs have asked people who aren’t severely ill to not seek medical treatment. Others concerned about the spread of illness within their walls have also started restricting who can enter the hospital.

Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz recently reintroduced rules they hadn’t used since the 2009 pandemic of swine flu, or H1N1. People under 16 — who are considered more likely to spread the flu — aren’t allowed to visit people at the hospital, and patients can have only one visitor at a time, said hospital president Dr. Nanette Mickiewicz.

As we did during H1N1, we pulled out the same policies,” she said. “We’ve been treating almost five times the number of influenza patients that we typically see.”
Many hospitals also say they’re too full to accept any more patients or ambulances.

And when paramedics are allowed to drop off patients at a hospital, the emergency room is often so crowded that there aren’t available staff members to transfer care to. 
So the emergency responders can’t get back on the road to answer incoming 911 calls, said Kay Fruhwirth, L.A. County’s assistant director of emergency medical services.

If there’s not a nurse available, and/or a bed — it’s usually an ‘and’ — they’re waiting there with the patient,” she said.

Healthy people get sick too

Children, elderly people and pregnant women are most at risk of becoming extremely ill if they get the flu, but anyone can get very sick, said McKinnell, of Torrance Memorial.

We have patients every year — young, healthy patients — that end up in the hospital even on a ventilator for months because of influenza,” he said. “It would be foolish for people to think, ‘I’m 40, I’m healthy, I don’t need to worry about influenza’ — that’s not true.”

Doctors say that people who haven’t yet gotten the flu shot should still get it. It takes about two weeks to take effect.

National health officials predict the shot may only be 30% effective this year, though the vaccine can reduce the severity and length of the illness for those who get sick.

In L.A. County alone, “even a 30% effectiveness rate can prevent hundreds if not thousands of hospitalizations, and really save lives,” said the county’s interim health officer Dr. Jeffrey Gunzenhauser.

Already, so many patients have ended up in the Torrance Memorial ICU with the flu that caring for them has taken a toll on staff, McKinnell said.

These people come in very, very sick,” he said. “There’s a lot of emotional stress that goes into that, because you care about your patients, you really want them to survive.”

Impending economic collapse

"Something big is happening in the skies"



Aircraft over America


Looks like confirmation something big is happening in the skies, and likely elsewhere!!



Something else....

RIGHT NOW: Fleet of F-16's Scrambled for night flight from Truax Field in Madison WI
WTF, in my 52 years of life, have NEVER other than 2 days 
before the gulf war, heard a fleet of F16's scramble out of 
Truax AT NIGHT!!!!

Happening right now!!!


Also this - 

Unsubstantiated chatter that the USAF has been
placed on high alert

H.A. Goodman on the war against the Deep State

I was a little surprised at this coming from truth-telling progressive, H.A. Goodman



BREAKING: BANNON WORKING FOR CIA, DEEP STATE AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP




It worked. Months later, in 2010, Boeing got the deal — selling 50 jets valued at $3.7 billion. 
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-... 

Foundation Donor Boeing Won’t Turn Over Hillary Emails http://freebeacon.com/politics/clinto... 

Trump personally interviewed U.S. attorney candidates https://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...



BREAKING: TRUMP FAKE NEWS AWARDS BEFORE CLINTON FOUNDATION INDICTMENTS FROM SESSIONS DOJ



Giuliani says the case is clearer against Clinton Foundation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9voJc... 

'Fake News' And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid 

Trump personally interviewed U.S. attorney candidates https://www.politico.com/story/2017/1...

Tourists saw soemthign blow up in the sky off coast of Hawaii

Hawaii tourists say that they saw something blow up in the sky




A group of about 20 people including tour guides say that they were about 100 nautical miles away from hawaii In tour boats, and they describe a meteor being blown up in the sky....shortly after 8 am. Is this connected to the false nuclear warning?

Does anybody know if this is true.

Supposedly is was on KHON2 local news and now has been pulled from thier website


More evidence from Hawaii


Photographs Taken During Hawaii Missile Incident” (and possible Light Craft presence during that ‘event’)



Orbs over Hawaii, 180113, 0916 HST
Solaris sent this link to me and I found it quite amazing that someone captured the photos of what appear to be Lightships (or something like that) during the time of the “missile event”. Were they involved in the deactivating of missiles headed toward the islands? I would not be surprised. “UFOs” have consistently been observed around missile silos, etc., when nuclear alerts were given (at least I have read that several places, and Solaris has included some references in this article).
Then Ben Fulford’s CIA sources said the missile alert was not a mistake, and that “It was not—it was an attempt by “the cabal” to blame the attack on North Korea and use it as a trigger for their long-desired World War III…” Well, perhaps the Galactics (Pleiadeans, Andromedans, Who-the-Heck-Knows-edans did have a part in this. At the time this happened, I was NOT awake, and I had NO idea this was going on.
In any event, I found this a great compilation of data by Solaris. Enjoy the read. (also of relevance is this recent Kp blog post)
“On January 13, 2018, at 8:07am Hawaii time, a message flashed across TV screens and cell phones. This message was declared a false alarm thirty eight minutes later. The message on cell phones, in all capital letters, was “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate Shelter. This is not a drill.” Thirty eight minutes later (8:47am Hawaii time), another message flashed across phones saying “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii. Repeat. False Alarm.”
“Commentary by Solaris Modalis… From the above interviews, it appears that a key person received information or checked equipment at the relevant facility, determined an attack was imminent, and then, sent out the alert. It appears that the personnel working at this facility that monitors for incoming missiles, are tasked with this responsibility, thus they have the training for it and are considered responsible enough to make independent decisions, and to protect the population by sending out alerts during an actual attack.
“Two Photographs of the Hawaiian Sky, and An Interesting Story… The following photo was sent to me by my friend Alex Clark, and was found on Facebook. I do not have the account name associated with the photograph. It is a photo of the live KHON broadcast taken thirty one minutes after the emergency was declared a false alert.
“… [four] round orbs in the sky are glowing incredibly bright even with the photo darkened as much as was possible… the entire orbs are fully lighted and their color hasn’t diminished at all. This technology feels very much like an interdimensional lightship, or UFO, to me… It is interesting that the largest one has a diamond shape. With the color edits, the diamond shaped UFO also appears 3D – it has a form like a ship might have.
Were These UFOs Assisting in the Emergency?… That these unusual daytime UFOs, present at an extraordinary time, and at a time where the people of Hawaii, and the world, needed assistance, may have been involved in this emergency situation – if it was a real emergency… UFOs are known to have focused upon nuclear sites and missiles on this planet.
“An Interesting Story of Galactic Assistance… 1. An incoming missile was noted and an alert was sent out. Proper steps were taken and best judgements were made. 2. The galactic presence on Earth – in the form of UFOs – intervened and deactivated, and/or shot down, and/or sent off course, the potential incoming missile(s). 3. The UFOs then stood ‘guard’ over Hawaii for some period of time, revealing their presence in the sky. 4. The emergency was declared a ‘false alarm’ – because there were no longer missiles detected by the equipment.”
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Message to the Hawaiian Public Sent Indicating an Incoming Missile

On January 13, 2018, at 8:07am Hawaii time, a message flashed across TV screens and cell phones.  This message was declared a false alarm thirty eight minutes later.

The message on cell phones, in all capital letters, was “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii.  Seek immediate Shelter.  This is not a drill.”  Thirty eight minutes later (8:47am Hawaii time), another message flashed across phones saying “There is no missile threat or danger to the State of Hawaii.  Repeat.  False Alarm.”  The following photos of these messages are sourced from Twitter:
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On television screens a message was displayed saying that the missile was detected by the U.S. Pacific Command and that the message was from IPAWSCAP, which is the FEMA national warning system.
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The above photos are sourced from Twitter, and were from a video by an unknown TV station in Hawaii, and were in a tweet by Nick Short @PoliticalShort.  The tweet disappeared within a couple hours of these screen shots.

Interviews with Local Officials, Jan 13 2018: Pertinent Details

Local television station KHON2.com published an article and video that includes a video interview of personnel from the monitoring facility that was the source of the message.
On the video from the article, the head of HEMA – the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator said, “We will take action to prevent this from ever happening again by having more than one person here to do this, make this decision.  We’ll work on equipment changes.”
A reporter then says, “Were you here when it happened?”
The head of HEMA says, “This is designed so that we don’t have to be here if this type of event happens.  We don’t want people calling us to get permission when we have such a short time window.”
The article goes on to quote the governor of Hawaii as saying, “There was no automated way to send a false alarm cancellation.  We had to initiate a manual process”.
The brigadier general also being interviewed then recommends that if an alert occurs again in Hawaii, it should be treated as the real thing until an “all clear” is given.
According to an article by Reuters, the head of HEMA stated, “Hawaii would have only 12 to 13 minutes of warning in an actual attack…”.

Commentary by Solaris Modalis

From the above interviews, it appears that a key person received information or checked equipment at the relevant facility, determined an attack was imminent, and then, sent out the alert.
It appears that the personnel working at this facility that monitors for incoming missiles, are tasked with this responsibility, thus they have the training for it and are considered responsible enough to make independent decisions, and to protect the population by sending out alerts during an actual attack.
Since the window is quite small – potentially only 12 to 13 minutes – time is of the essence in decision making.
There is no system to cancel alerts.  Thus the equipment must be considered to be pretty accurate, and / or, the choice is to err on the side of caution.
If the equipment to monitor for ballistic missiles is accurate, then why did it indicate a potential missile strike?
Later on in the day, it was said that a test was supposed to take place which then accidentally went live.

Two Photographs of the Hawaiian Sky, and An Interesting Story 

The following photo was sent to me by my friend Alex Clark, and was found on Facebook.  I do not have the account name associated with the photograph.  It is a photo of the live KHON broadcast taken thirty one minutes after the emergency was declared a false alert.
This photo shows a shot of the sky at 9:16am Hawaii time.
Hawaii, UFO, UFOs, missile alert, January 13 2018, galactic, extraterrestrial, interdimensional
Let’s take a look at this photo with some color edits (below).  I have bumped up the contrast as far as it can go in the photo.  What this will usually do is darken pretty much the entire photograph. However, the round orbs in the sky are glowing incredibly bright even with the photo darkened as much as was possible.
For me, this brightness after the color edits, indicates the presence of a technology that is lighted in a way that is beyond our current technology – the entire orbs are fully lighted and their color hasn’t diminished at all.  This technology feels very much like an interdimensional lightship, or UFO, to me.
Hawaii, UFO, UFOs, missile alert, January 13 2018, galactic, extraterrestrial, interdimensional

Potential UFOs Over Hawaii During Missile Emergency

So, let’s call them UFOs – daytime UFOs.  Present at Hawaii, during the missile alert.  This will be the first part of our interesting story.
It is interesting that the largest one has a diamond shape.  With the color edits, the diamond shaped UFO also appears 3D – it has a form like a ship might have.
The next photograph has slightly different color edits, and slightly enlarged.  These color edits and zooming in reveal the diamond shape of the UFO fairly well.
The other thing about the large UFO’s diamond shape, is that this is clearly not a cloud.  It has 90 degree angles would not be reflected in a usual photograph of a cloud.
I just wrote the word “angles” as “angels” – I had to go back and correct the spelling.  And when I did that, I had the confirmation feeling, that these vessels, or ones like them, may have saved the day.

Were These UFOs Assisting in the Emergency?

Let’s make that part two of our interesting story: That these unusual daytime UFOs, present at an extraordinary time, and at a time where the people of Hawaii, and the world, needed assistance, may have been involved in this emergency situation – if it was a real emergency.
UFOs and Nuclear Technology
UFOs are known to have focused upon nuclear sites and missiles on this planet.
The following quote by Robert Hastings, an authority in this area of research, is from a Collective Evolution article entitled, “Why are UFOs Shutting Down our Nuclear Missiles?”:
“Significantly, the UFO activity occasionally transcends mere surveillance and involves direct and unambiguous interference with our strategic weapons systems. Numerous cases include reports of mysterious malfunctions of large numbers of nuclear missiles just as one or more UFOs hovered nearby.” (Declassified Soviet Ministry of Defense documents confirm that such incidents also occurred in the former USSR.)  ~ Robert Hastings
So, let’s make that part three of our interesting story – that UFOs can and do effect nuclear missiles.  There is much testimony on this from credible sources, if you wish to research it, and there are links to Robert Hastings’ work in the article from Collective Evolution.

An Interesting Story of Galactic Assistance

Let’s put our interesting story together, now.  When we do that, it goes something like this:
  1. An incoming missile was noted and an alert was sent out.  Proper steps were taken and best judgements were made.
  2. The galactic presence on Earth – in the form of UFOs – intervened and deactivated, and/or shot down, and/or sent off course, the potential incoming missile(s).
  3. The UFOs then stood ‘guard’ over Hawaii for some period of time, revealing their presence in the sky.
  4. The emergency was declared a ‘false alarm’ – because there were no longer missiles detected by the equipment.
I hope you have enjoyed our interesting story – a potential story of what may have transpired during the Hawaii missile emergency.
Here is my question – how would you feel, if it were true?  How would you feel if you felt that we had assistance, from unseen realms?
How does it feel to think, or to know, that there are more technologically advanced beings that have ‘got our back’?
Not to be saviors, no, because it is up to us human beings to solve our own problems, and to create our own innovative solutions.
Maybe, just maybe, we do have angels.

Love, Solaris


Photographs sourced from Facebook.
KHON Honolulu links:
KHON2.com main website for KHON news.
Missile threat text alert sent in error after employee pushed wrong button” by KHON, includes video interview of HEMA personnel.
Quoted Reuters article is at: