New York City Flu Epidemic - Roosevelt Island Doctor Says Worse Flu Season He Can Remember, How Are You Feeling?
The New York Post reported today:
A ferocious flu “epidemic” has New Yorkers rushing to doctors, hospitals and drug stores — with emergency-room visits up 150 percent over last year, city health officials said yesterday.I asked Roosevelt Island's Doctor Jack Resnick:
“It’s a bad year. We’ve got lots of flu,” said city Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, who noted influenza-related cases spiked from 2 percent of all emergency-room visits for the peak of last year’s flu season to 5 percent this year....
How is the Flu impacting Roosevelt Island this year?Dr. Resnick replied:
These last three weeks have been the worst flu season I can remember.Flu shots are available at the Roosevelt Island Duane Reade.