Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

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Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

Dr. Hany Atallah stands inside a mobile emergency room set up outside Grady Memorial Hospital to help handle the ever-growing number of flu cases in Atlanta on Jan. 29. The trailer, called Carolinas MED-1, has 14 beds and will sit outside the hospital’s main emergency room for 30 days to alleviate wait times and bed shortages. It opens to patients the next day.

Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

Dr. Hany Atallah stands inside a mobile emergency room set up outside Grady Memorial Hospital to help handle the ever-growing number of flu cases in Atlanta on Jan. 29. The trailer, called Carolinas MED-1, has 14 beds and will sit outside the hospital’s main emergency room for 30 days to alleviate wait times and bed shortages. It opens to patients the next day.

Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

Dr. Doug Olson asks patient William Ness, 70, how he is feeling after his wife drove him to the emergency room and he was diagnosed with flu at Northside Hospital Emergency Room in Cumming, Ga., on Jan. 29. Olson says the hospital has been flooded with flu patients, prompting hospital crowding and shift changes to accommodate the traffic.

Groundhog Day report: Flu’s worsening shadow blanketing U.S.

A doctor and nurse confer inside a room used for flu patients at Northside Hospital in Cumming, Ga., near Atlanta, on Jan. 31. The U.S. government’s latest flu report released on Feb. 2 showed flu season continued to intensify the previous week, with high volumes of flu-related patient traffic in 42 states, up from 39 the week before.