Thursday, June 18, 2009

The CDC flunks the H1N1 test

The CDC is whining ...
Health Care Workers Muffed H1N1 Flu Precautions - ABC News
... A snapshot of the health care workers who came down with the H1N1 flu in the first few weeks of the outbreak suggests that proper infection-control practices weren't uniformly followed, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today....
Bah, humbug!

I've been checking the CDC's web site for provider oriented recommendations over the past few months.

Shall I be delicate?

Heck, no.

The CDC's H1N1 recommendations were, and have been, a fuzzy pile of worthless pap. They've provided no practical guidance on managing patients with fever and cough, very little useful information on infection control, almost nothing on diagnostic procedures and criteria, and very few concrete therapeutic recommendations.

They've weaved, dodged, hemmed and hawed.

And now they're whining.


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