(25 deaths in children less than 2 years, 12 deaths in children 2-4 years, 34 deaths in children 5-11 years, and 43 deaths in individuals 12-17 years)
The childrens hospital in Austin has set up tents due to the number of kids coming down with it, and I know two pregnant women who've been hospitalized.
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Dell Children's Medical Center offers state-of-the-art facilities to most of its patients. But some patients who show up with flu-like symptoms over the next few days may be shown the door -- not to a high-tech private room, but to a canvas tent set up outdoors.
Starting Tuesday, patients with mild flu-like symptoms will be treated, at least initially, in two large tents set up outside the emergency room Monday.
"In some cases, it will be possible for the patient to be seen, register, see the physician and be discharged right from the tent and never even have to come into the hospital," said Dr. Pat Crocker, head of emergency medical services at Dell.
No side effects yet, if anyone wonders.
Well, the excitement is clearly past. I got my shot today, and except for a couple of old people with time on our hands, there didn't seem to be much interest.