VITALY TCHERNENKO: I am Vitaly Tchernenko. Physician and virologist. I live in Novosibirsk, in Russia. I will record this journal to document the events in New York City after what they call the Dollar Flue outbreak. I am fortunate to be in New York now, as I am to speak at Sinai Hospital medical conference. I hope to be of some use in this crisis. I have, how does one say it, mixed feelings; one does not wish others to suffer, but for a virologist it is also an excellent opportunity to learn. The first does not cancel out the second...Oh, I- I should add: E- English is not my best language but more people speak it here than Russian, so I will use it.