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Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 1:25 AM
— As flu season ramps up, a Florida nurse had a message for potential visitors to the emergency room: If it’s not an emergency, don’t show up.
“There is a cesspool of flu, a cesspool of funky flu in the ER right now.” Katherine Lockler said in a video she posted from her car to Facebook on Saturday. “Please don't bring your healthy children — especially your newborn babies — into the emergency room. And if you don't have what I call a true emergency, this would not be a time to come to the emergency room.”
Lockler, a mother of four and a healthcare professional for nearly 18 years, said she had just finished a 12-hour night shift when she recorded her nearly seven-minute video, The Pensacola News-Journal reported.
The video, called “After Work Thoughts,” has been shared nearly 89,000 times on Facebook and viewed by more than 4.6 million people. Lockler speaks to her audience in an upbeat, animated tone that veers between sarcasm and a mother lecturing a small child.
“The biggest problem for me was seeing people come in to visit and not only being exposed to this awful flu virus, but not taking the correct precautions to get themselves disinfected before going out in the world,” Lockler told the News-Journal.
In one segment of the video, Lockler pretends to sneeze into her arm as a way to limit the spread of flu-like germs.
“Watch this, I'm gonna teach y’all a magic trick, it's amazing,” she said. “Let me show you again in slow motion.”
Lockler told the News-Journal that her tone might have been condescending, but she was only trying to send a message.
“I think there's a little bit of sarcasm in my voice because the instructions were given so many times and they were not received well,” Lockler told the newspaper. “I tend to be sarcastic in all my speaking, but if it's taken wrong I would definitely apologize to that group that misheard my message because of my tone. The message is still right on the money, but if the tone was offensive, that was not the intention.”
Just don’t go to the emergency room if you’re healthy, she said.
“Some of them (were not) true emergencies,” Lockler said in the video. “But they’re waiting along with the flu right next to them, so guess what? Five flus came in, 15 flus walk out.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 4:50 AM
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:01 PM
Tonight: More dry time and clearing is expected overnight tonight, though a stray shower can’t be ruled out. Temperatures overnight will drop into the lower 60s.
Monday: Better chance for showers and storms returns. Highs will be in the upper 70s.
Tuesday: A few lingering showers, maybe a few storms are likely for the first part of your day. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Wednesday: It looks like we finally dry things out on Wednesday under partly sunny skies. Highs again will be in the lower 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny skies for your day with highs in the lower 80s.
Friday: We push closer to the mid 80s with partly sunny skies.
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:50 PM
— Singers, songwriters and recording artists were awarded at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards Sunday in Las Vegas.
Billboard Chart Achievement Award
//Access Granted: [#BBMAs] ICON AWARD UNLOCKED_— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
There is no doubt that @JanetJackson is an absolute ICON. Congratulations on your ICON Award, @JanetJackson! #ICON_JANET #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/lEzjWKOPO0
Top Country Song
Top Selling Album
Top Rap Song
Top Social Artist
Top Dance/Electronic Artist
Top Female Artist
Top Hot 100 Song
Top New Artist
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 8:23 PM
— In a moving and somber start to the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson called attention to the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas that left 10 dead and another 13 wounded.
Instead of a moment of silence, however, Clarkson, who said no one should be in fear to go to school called on the crowd, and viewers, to honor the victims with a moment of action.
"Once again we're grieving for more kids that have died ... I'm so sick of moment of silences ... it's not working," an emotional Clarkson said. "Mommies and daddies should be able to send their kids to school."
Our hearts go out to all the victims in the Santa Fe community and their families. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ejLAd8nKk— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 7:18 PM
TROY — UPDATE @ 8:05 p.m.:
A car rolled over multiple times, ejecting a rear passenger during a single-vehicle accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78, Ohio State Highway Patrol confirmed.
The person was taken by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Police are currently investigating what caused the accident.
The northbound center and left lanes are closed, but should reopen within the next half hour, OSP said.
An accident on I-75 northbound near mile marker 78 has caused at least one person to be ejected, Miami County dispatch confirmed.
Scanner reports indicated the car rolled over several times and injuries could be fatal.
We are working to learn more and will update this story with more details as they become available.
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