Sunday, August 2, 2015

With New Yorkers (especially in the Bronx)
on edge about Legionnaires Disease, there's no room for sloppy media coverage.  

During an outbreak, where dread is in play and the likelihood of half-right information spreading quickly,  public health officials take every opportunity to communicate what is known. 

We're hearing some residents say "I'm not going to drink the water", which likely demonstrates that people are hearing something about contaminated water and over-generalizing.  The fact is that water storage towers and connected air cooling systems are most often the culprits. A fact that the NYCDOH has been trying to get out there. 

That's why the FOX Newscoverage on Aug 2, 2015 of the Legionnaires outbreak is so, well...sloppy. 

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