"I think it came during Mardi Gras, given the timing of it. Someone brought it here and then it starts spreading slowly," Dr. Joshua Denson, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, told NBC News.
"I diagnosed the second case, the first critically ill patient, here last weekend," he said. "Her timing was about two weeks post-Mardi Gras."
The exact same thing took place with our Carnival, IMHO. But our official pattern is shaped by the cruise ship 68 twits that ignored the obvious threat and got infected back in early March.
Lousiana has the fastest rate of infection in the world according to reports, but the most lethal cluster is still the one in Washington. So New Orleans is the place to send the next batch of ventillators, if the story is correct. Bad news for here, same Carnival story.
Guys, if you would, stick your flag up in your posts to help us identify local info?
It's a nice little way to show solidarity too.