Latest update: May 20, 2009 1:39 p.m.
The state closed 3 hospitals in Queens and now Jamaica hospital and the surrounding hospitals can’t handle the load of swine flu potentials. Jamaica Hospital has triage tents outside the building to handle the patients.
I ask myself why has New York waited so long to begin closing schools. Japan has closed thousands of schools to protect their children. Why has NYC waited so long and shut so few schools? Could it be politics as usual or is it fears for the tourism trade?
Here is the latest out of the Big Apple:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 1:06 AM
NEW YORK (WABC) — More New York City schools will be closed starting on WednesdayThree schools were added to the list on Tuesday night: PS 130 in Chinatown, PS 35 in Hollis and Merrick Academy Charter School in Jamaica
Tests show dead infant did not have swine flu
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 | 12:19 AM
Top StoriesNEW YORK (WABC) — The Health Department says preliminary tests have found the 16-month-old child who died after being hospitalized with respiratory symptoms Monday night did not have swine flu (also known as H1N1).