Swine Flu EMERGENCY PANIC Declared by Paterson
Though the CDC has stopped collecting swine-flu-specific info from states, Governor Paterson has apparently seen enough, including 75 s-f deaths since this whole PANIC kicked off, and has declared a swine flu emergency. What does that mean? The state will start allowing less-qualified medical and quasi-medical personnel -- yes, even dentists -- to administer the vaccine. And the Health Department can order more doses from the Feds -- not that it'll necessarily do any good, and the government is short on vaccine.
As President Obama already declared a national emergency last Friday, this puts us on double secret emergency PANIC. Citizens are encouraged to avoid all human contact (for bloggers, a snap!) and to practice Purell neti.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in New York, delivered to your inbox.