Our clinic system is bracing for the big flu outbreak. We are beseiged with memos and e-mails with flu news. We've had tons of people coming in for flu shots. Employee absenteeism has not materialized yet, though. Some areas seem to be heavily into the Tamiflu dispensing and others are not --- when they do get a rush of scripts they are usually for an entire household at a time.
I've been trying to keep my hands washed and foamed and Purell-ed. A lot of the customers use our hand sanitizer, and everyone seems acutely aware of the hygeine issues --- well, almost.
This guy brings a bottle of Tylenol to the register, tells me it's for his wife who is at home with "confirmed" H1N1. He then proceeds to let loose with a rip-roarin' sneeze, and not into his sleeve either. I ducked. I sure hope I was fast enough. Thanks a whole HELL of a lot.