Rumors flew around the island yesterday that a woman died from SARS at the Hilton. A couple fellow workers spent Mother’s Day weekend at the Hilton, and they were pretty freaked out.
The hospital tried to maintain calm, but reports started flying that doctors, nurses and staff at GMH were wearing masks, gowns and gloves in the ER and scrubbing down the entire ER. And when the fire station that transported the woman put up hazard tape and started decontamination proceedings on the ambulance, things got really out of hand.
At a hastily put together, and very overdue press conference, the medical examiner and hospital administrator announced that the woman died from heart failure, not SARS.