Boing boing carries a clip of a personal account of the Asian pneumonia which is horrifying. If you are like most people and don't think of pneumonia as serious, this will freak you out. Only atypical pneumonia cases are being allowed in ICU. Ambulances are being re-routed not because the hospital is full but because they don't want to kill the patients in the ambulances. Doctors and health care workers are not going home for fear of infecting their children.