A Year After H1N1, Collective Lessons Learnt By The Society

Last Year, H1N1 influenza broke out in America at a wide scale. According to the figures released by the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 60 million Americans were infected by H1N1, the virus sent 270,000 to the hospitals and the estimated death rate was more than 1200 people. The virus that had a dreadful grip on children led to 1,300 deaths of children.

A year after the calamity, lessons are still being learnt collectively by the society.

Though today, washing hands regularly and the usage of hand sanitizers is a part of the daily life for the Americans, the grip of H1N1 has left the society more efficient in dealing with natural calamities.

Following the outbreak of the influenza, the medical fraternity learnt to give up control when faced with widespread medical emergencies.

Reports suggest that the Texas Children's established an open-air triage clinic outside the hospital's emergency center. With its own doctors, nurses, pharmacy and supplies the patients were treated promptly. The employed strategy helped in not contaminating the main ER.

Experts claim that the panic caused by the media due to the one death of a school kid, led to the closing of schools in the area. According to the medical practitioners, the action was termed as an overreaction.

Reports claim that the limited use Tamiflu, led to the widespread break of H1N1.

But after the initial chaos the society learnt lessons that have made them more efficient in dealing with emergencies.

Different strata's of the society working together can only contain the effects of a pandemonium; the same is proved by the Americans.