Friday, May 15, 2009

2 more Queens schools closed for swine flu

More Schools Closed Over Swine Flu
By Javier C. Hernandez, NY Times

The city has closed two more Queens schools, and a school in Brooklyn, to shutter after students showed symptoms of swine flu, staff at the schools said on Friday.

Students at the two Queens schools, Junior High School 74 in Oakland Gardens and Public School 107 in Flushing, were informed Friday afternoon that the schools would be closed until May 26. The city also instructed Intermediate School 318 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to close its doors.

The closings came after the teachers union on Friday presented education and health officials with a list of schools recommended for closing because of high numbers of absent children, a union official said.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

My Daughter goes to MS 74, she says a LOT of kids were out sick today. She claims around 260

Anonymous said...

> H1N1 INFLUENZA UPDATE
> MAY 15, 2009
>
>
>
> * The WHO has announced there are currently 7520 cases in 34
> countries
>
> * The U.S. has reported 4,298 laboratory confirmed cases in 46
> states plus Washington, D.C. A fourth death has been reported in a
> 40y.o. woman from Arizona with an underlying medical condition.
>
> * Three schools in NYC have been closed due to many students
> reporting flu-like illnesses. In one of the schools, a 50 y.o. male
> teacher with underlying health problems has been hospitalized and is
> in critical condition.
>
> * Mexico has reported 2446 laboratory confirmed cases including 60
> deaths.
>
> * Canada has reported 449 laboratory confirmed cases including 1
> death.
>
> * The UK has reported 71 laboratory confirmed cases with no
> deaths.
>
> * The CDC has changed their method of counting and reporting
> cases. The new change will include BOTH probable (tests positive for
> influenza A and appears different then regular seasonal flu) AND
> confirmed (tested positive for H1N1 flu) cases.
>
> * In a recent press conference, the WHO reported that there is
> still no evidence of sustained community spread outside of North
> America. Therefore the Pandemic Phase remains @ level 5.
>
> * The CDC has released some new travel warnings regarding possible
> travel delays. U.S. travelers arriving in other countries may be
> subject to screening procedures which may result in travel delays.
>
> http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/content/outbreak-notice/novel-h1n1-flu-us.a
> spx
>
> * The WHO is working on developing guidelines to assess the
> severity of a pandemic Three major factors should be included in
> determining severity:
> - a community's pre-existing immunity.
> - the proportion of the community with
> underlying medical conditions.
> - the community's resilience ( the ability of
> the community to respond
> to the needs of the local population).
>
>

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Bloomberg, to the emergency room, STAT. We found a replacement heart for that one that's been missing for so long."

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Bloomberg, to the emergency room, STAT. We found a replacement heart for that one that's been missing for so long."

Hisssstory will show that they are going to replace one snake heart with another. No change! Move along. Nothin' to see here. Frieden's replacement will be chosen to toe the party line. This city needs a real transfusion because new blood will bring a much needed change.

Avella's my choice as well.

italian girl said...

"Dr. Bloomberg, to the emergency room, STAT. We found a replacement heart for that one that's been missing for so long."

Good one. You made my day!

Anonymous said...

"Dr. Bloomberg, to the emergency room, STAT. We found a replacement heart for that one that's been missing for so long."
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Unfortunately for him, the donor has the swine flu.

Taxpayer said...

Doctor Commissar "Kill it!" is once again practicing medicine without a license.

This moron Frieden was so busy slobbering up Obamoron's ass to get that CDC appointment, that he just gave the finger to the victims and potential victims of the Swine Flu.

And, that made the Commissar swoon with joy that more illness would occur. Anything to keep people from noticing the destruction he's inflicted!

Say good-bye to the Commissar on November 3. Let's have someone who has the right head and heart for the job of Mayor.

WHO? You need to ask Who!?

Tony Avella; that's who!

Bobbi Josephine said...

they need to close Francis Lewis High School

Anonymous said...

Oh no; does this mean we have to listen to sniveling Mayor Mike's bi-lingual news conferences? What about the Chinese, Koreans, etc?