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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Thunderstorm Asthma in Hodges' model

humanistic -------------------------------------------  mechanistic

Breathing, Asthma

Climate, Thunderstorms

Pollen (rupturing?)

8,500 Hospital Treatment

1,900 Emergency calls in 5 hours

Intensive Care

at least 8 Deaths

Health Services

Emergency response / resources

Disaster Management / Review

Melbourne thunderstorm asthma death toll rises to eight, The Guardian, 29 November 2016.

My source:
Davey, M. (2016). Deadly asthma thunderstorm kills four and leaves Melbourne reeling; &
Sample, I. (2016). Analysis, Doctors agree on why, but are less sure how. The Guardian, 25 November. p.3.