The declaration was a prudent step that should not alarm people. It will make it far easier for hospitals and health care providers to deal with what could be a serious overload of patients with H1N1 influenza.
Reingold is also quoted in an SF Gate story published Oct. 25 about Pres. Obama declaring the H1N1 flu pandemic a national emergency. Included is info on local resources to help people track down the vaccine and learn when it’s available.