Rumor has it that a Morningside Heights public elementary school student has died from swine flu. The child was apparently known to be in critical condition for days before the mayor finally decided to close the school. If the city and the media continue the news blackout on swine flu deaths, the rumors will continue to fly.
The Post has finally identified one of the dead as Danita Lee, 55, of Queens, who attended the FEGS career placement center in the Bronx.
City Councilman John C. Liu of Queens says the Bloomberg administration has failed to disclose enough information. “The cloak of secrecy is not alleviating anyone’s fears, whether they’re real or perceived,” he said.