Rumors of Swine Flu Spreading on Staten Island

04.29.09 Will Sherman

statenisland2Yesterday, we pointed out that Staten Island was the only borough without confirmed or suspected cases of Swine Flu. Unfortunately, it may be too late for the desperate quarantine measures we suggested to prevent the Wu Tang Clan’s island home from becoming infected:

Health Department officials would not confirm today whether they were testing for swine flu at New Dorp High School, which was the subject of rumors on Staten Island that a case may have surfaced there.

Though we hope the island of Shaolin remains a stronghold of health, we’ve upgraded it’s status to “questionable” on the New York City Swine Flu Map until more accurate information is reported.