maggiekb at May 1st, 2014 14:09 — #1
prestonsturges at May 1st, 2014 14:14 — #2
Remember how in "World War Z," people kept yelling "If we find out where it originated, we can make a vaccine!"
I hope nobody took that seriously.
retchdog at May 1st, 2014 14:36 — #3
micah at May 1st, 2014 14:51 — #4
Where does it say it's from Morningside Heights or the Upper West Side?
The article says it's "right in Columbia’s neighborhood: northern Manhattan," but presumably they're talking about Columbia University Medical Center in Washington Heights (which is truly northern Manhattan) and not the main Columbia U. campus in Morningside Heights 50 blocks south.
I think that fulfills my daily quota of pedantry.
retchdog at May 1st, 2014 14:59 — #5
it's not pedantic, and yes, this article has a bit more detail and claims it was traced back to 1993 in Washington Heights, with a significant mutation in 2002.
maggiekb at May 1st, 2014 15:00 — #6
Sorry, that's my fault. Will fix.
digitalartform at May 1st, 2014 16:03 — #7
And, now, scientists have pinpointed where that strain first evolved. It's from the northern Manhattan.
That's one of my favorite Manhattans!
awjt at May 1st, 2014 16:49 — #8
Well there are various northern Manhattans (Irwood, Fort George, Hamilton Heights), but this is THE northern Manhattan, not those other impostors which don't have any hospitals...
simenzo at May 1st, 2014 20:39 — #9
Hey, Inwood has a hospital: New York Presbyterian Allen Pavilion.
awjt at May 1st, 2014 21:14 — #10
boundegar at May 2nd, 2014 00:18 — #11
Do I recall that was almost exactly where AIDS patient zero lived? But about a decade earlier, I suppose. New York, New York, it's a helluva town!
codinghorror at May 2nd, 2014 14:37 — #12
This stuff's made in New York City!
(incredulous shouting of New York City?!)
Get a rope.
maggiekb at May 6th, 2014 14:09 — #13
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