Toad in the Hole

September 03, 2005

More New Orleans

What finally made me break down in tears like a damnfool in front of the TV was the hospitals. People dying there. Bodies stacked in the stairwells. People dying there for lack of electricity, of water. Food, even. No Xrays, no tests, no damn lights!

Never mind the seige of looters at the doors. (For another look at "looters," see Gutterboy's blog.)

Imagine being in a hospital in the United States and dying for lack of drinkable water. Imagine being in a hospital with only flashlights and it's 90+ degrees and you havent eaten in days and are afraid to sleep because you're hearing gunshots and there aren't enough people to take care of everybody and you're losing patients for lack of water. Not blood, not beds, not even lab equipment: water.

Posted at September 3, 2005 03:53 AM