Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Obama administration to immediately put a team of experts on the ground in the Big Apple to ensure the safety of New Yorkers in case someone tests positive for Ebola.
Since the city that never sleeps has two international airports in the region — JFK and Newark — that see more people arriving from virus-ridden west African nations than any other part of the country, the Democratic lawmaker urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday to dispatch specialized teams to the city as a way to “remain vigilant” against the threat of Ebola.
“We’re also asking, while that team is on the ground here, that they go around and do the same thing our city and state health departments are doing, go inspect the hospitals to make sure that they have everything in place,” Schumer said Sunday.
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Graffiti rearing its ugly head again in NYC
Graffiti, a “broken windows” indicator about the quality of life in any city, is starting a slow, ugly creep around the Big Apple — with new tags appearing nightly.
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