Dear Oh Dear….ninja convention at Motootua

  • No she's no a ninja, just a nurse wearing measles protective face masks
    No she's no a ninja, just a nurse wearing measles protective face masks

Walking into the hospital emergency ward these past few days, is like falling into a ninja world, if you’re new around the place.

It’s no surprise if only the nurses and the doctors were wearing facemasks.  What is cause for pause is when almost every non medical person in the place were masked up too.

Your defenses are immediately on the alert. Your eyes dart everywhere trying to anticipate a ninja jumping out at you from nowhere with a kung fu chop.

It’s only after you’ve calmed down, do you learn of a more serious threat than a hand wielding masked person.

The masks are to protect against the measles.  Several highly suspected cases of the disease were being treated in the house and the air may be carrying measles germs you could inhale.

The irony is instead of ninjas you have germs that turns you into a ninja.

“…..so are they measles germs or ninja germs or both, dear?

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