Tag Archives: AIDS

FMM 3 13 20 Virus Ignoramus

“Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm.” ~ Thomas Fuller.  I have one very clear memory of nursing during the early days of the AIDS epidemic.  A young man had developed a collapsed lung, which required the insertion of a tube into his chest wall to suck the air out of the pleural space […]

FMM 10 10 14 Clanging Cymbals

“Ring the alarm, another sound is dying…” ~ Tenor Saw  There is a delicate balance that needs to be struck between informing the public and inciting panic.  We are seeing this played out in the media as they ramp up the rhetoric about Ebola.  To the outside world the US must appear to be extremely […]