Just got real, my hospital has seperate tents outside for flu patients, everybody has to wear mask #Spooky—
BUCKS BITCH (@AyoBucks) January 08, 2013
Sheesh they are opening up tents for people with the flu? WTF?!—
Streetisneverchillin (@dat_negro_aries) January 08, 2013
Yes, they are.
Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest has set up tents for patients with flu-like symptoms, as the flu continues to spread.
The State Department of Health reports that four Pennsylvanians have already died of complications from the influenza virus.
In response to the early start of flu season, the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest had to open an emergency space to care for the increased number of people with flu-like symptoms.
On-scene reporters and other Twitter users have more.
Good morning! We are outside of Lehigh Valley Hospital where a tent is set up outside the ER for an influx of flu patients.—
Jenn Bernstein (@JBernsteinCBS) January 08, 2013
I would b so not happy if my work assignment for the day was the flu tent outside.—
Sara R (@tnkrbel618) January 08, 2013
News says hospital has so many sick people from the flu they are pitching "tents" on outside to intake all the sick people—
Catherine (@RoxieKat) January 07, 2013
Some Twitter users try to deal with the scare with some snark.
Flu epidemic…. Hospitals add extra tents outside and I think one thing…..zombie apocalypse…—
Tom (@Tu_Tu_Tullio) January 07, 2013
The flu season started early this year and more such tents could spring up across the country. We hope the flu does not continue to spread so quickly and that does not become necessary. As always, Twitchy will continue to monitor this story.