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All right now another side of the story Adam Moore Oklahoma where medical professionals are dealing with some terrible injuries today as they scramble to treat more than 120.
Hurt in yesterday's deadly tornados and fortunately.
Physical injuries may not be all that they have to worry about as the hours go by doctor Marty in the carries a physician and professor.
A public health at Johns Hopkins and I -- to -- -- you've you've worked in trauma before you -- when your biggest concerns again as as time goes sign.
Is water and sanitation wise out of the topping their list.
Well typically there's sort of two waves medical catastrophes.
In situations like this the first is the acute injuries.
Mostly can injuries seeing right now by the doctors are orthopedic injuries or respiratory injuries.
Its second wave has to be related to the water and sanitation it can be a real problem that the gas leakage in the fumes.
That's kind of that what the doctors see in days 234.
And five after.
Situation like this going back to your first -- -- -- orthopedic and respiratory.
Injuries what what you often seen it after a storm like this.
What typically is and what we call these high velocity injuries.
-- storm with a -- with high winds will pick up.
A peace -- or or something from my house and that will be com basically like out like a bullet -- -- well.
Be -- high velocity missile.
As we say in the trauma literature and that missile couldn't essentially hit somebody in -- what causes the injury.
More so than somebody getting swept off their feet and moving and hitting something we've.
Heard from some of that medical teams in the area saying that there's such a wide variety for minor lacerations.
To send these in -- and injuries and get your awesome mentioning.
I'm doctor were also holding out hope of course they are.
For some of the people they may be survivors that are left in the rubble they haven't been found yet.
What's the biggest threat to -- is it isn't just time is at the clock.
-- the biggest threat is in the people with preexisting medical conditions those that are frail if you look at just the statistics -- you notice that it's the children.
And the oldest people that -- that greatest casualties so far that have come -- You know it's of course a concern -- more hospital where they've had the whole second floor of the hospital.
Get wiped out so.
People are being transported long distances and sometimes when their frail that's a serious threats that are -- Former neighbor continuing to -- he's he's just standing doctor just as a medical professional when you -- -- scenes you know look this year had.
Well -- it's it's tragic but in it is amazing time to see that commonality humanity with all the volunteers -- -- doctors.
And nurses from around the country are descending upon that area as are all the firefighters that we're seeing so.
It's inspiring to see people come together as tragic as it is something to keep in -- today.
I secretary it was nice to have you thank you so much it -- thank you.
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