Staten Island: The Swine Flu Free Borough

04.28.09 Will Sherman

statenislandCurrently, Staten Island is the only borough without any confirmed or suspected cases of Swine Flu. Earlier today, cases of the somewhat-dangerous, but media over-hyped virus were confirmed in Brooklyn and the Bronx, while a suspected outbreak was found at a Catholic school on the Upper West Side. Although the flu may already be lurking on the island of Shaolin, a few preventative measures could go a long way to keeping residents healthy: cut off ferry service with Manhattan, close the bridges to Brooklyn and New Jersey and throw up some barriers that not even Snake Plissken could surmount.