Monday, March 23, 2020

If only St. Johns Hospital were still a hospital

NY Post

Scores of people standing in line to be tested for the coronavirus Monday were seen violating “social distancing” guidelines as they huddled together in the cold rain outside Elmhurst Hospital in Queens.

As many as 152 people were lined up at one point, with some so close together that their umbrellas overlapped — violating the six-foot rule advised by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cops wearing thin paper face masks kept control while a hospital worker — wearing a yellow plastic gown open in the back, a blue hairnet and a face mask behind a clear plastic face shield — questioned each person about their symptoms before directing them to a tent where the tests were administered.

Mayor Bill de Blasio told 1010 WINS on Monday morning that Elmhurst “has had an extraordinary amount of activity and that’s in part because there’s 2.3 million people in Queens and fewer hospitals proportionately.”


Anonymous said...

*WERE still a hospital


Anonymous said...

And Parkway, And Peninsula, And more.

Anonymous said...

More: ...and St. Joseph's on Union Turnpike in Flushing at 158 Street.

JQ LLC said...

And LICH in Brooklyn.

De Blasio got arrested for that one in 2013. Only to break bad and let it die so his buddy Capalino's client can convert it to luxury housing.

Anonymous said...

I think there was once a hospital on Parsons Blvd just north of Northern Blvd, no?

Anonymous said...

I was born in st John's. Such a shame they went bellyup

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there also a St.Joseph Hospital on Woodhaven Blvd. in Ozone Park and is now homes?
How about Kew Gardens Hospital on Queens Blvd. and Union Typke and is now offices?
Less hospitals and more people and now a pandemic,great city planning as usual.

Anonymous said...

HHC Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island had 1,000+ bed but Mini Mike sold it.
Neponsit Holpital is rotting away and would really help NYC now !

Mitchell said...

What about re-opening Parkway in FH and Mary Immaculate ??