Make sure to get your flu shot this fall
According to experts this 2019-
2020 flu season is expected to be
It is recommended for everyone
to get flu shots from six months on
It takes two weeks for the shots
to be most effective and it is recommended
to get the flu shots early.
It is also recommended that
those over 65 get a higher dose of
My wife and myself have been
getting flu shots for years and we
are both senior citizens.
While no vaccine is 100 percent
effective, it is effective in preventing
severe complications related
to influenza, including hospitalization,
pneumonia and even
My wife and I have just gotten
our flu shots at Walgreens in Glen
Oaks Village by their caring and
highly qualified personal.
So where ever you go get your
flu shots, you’ll be glad that you
did — an ounce of prevention can
go a long way.
You see, if you come down with
the flu, you can possibly spread
the disease to others.
So be kind to your neighbors,
friends, family and co-workers
and get your flu shots soon.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.
Glen Oaks Village, N.Y.
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CUOMO’S PUSH TO ADAPT
During his recent speech to the Cornell Tech Conference
on Roosevelt Island, Governor Andrew Cuomo
sought to bring together private and public partners to
spur future collaboration and innovation in the transportation
sector in New York City. He challenged those
gathered to go back to a better time when the United
States was a world leader in innovation.
“When this nation was at its best, when we were developing
world class projects, the government was not
only partnering with new technology companies, but
the government was actually creating new technology,”
Cuomo said. “The current technological developments
already exceed what the MTA is using and what they
need. The goal today is to adapt what has already been
developed to the MTA’s application.”
He explained that somewhere along the way technological
development became divorced by public projects,
that public projects lag behind even utilizing current
technological advancements. Across the waters of the
East River, riders on the Number 7 subway line would
have been thunderstruck by the Governor’s words.
Straphangers on the 7 line, that stretches from Long
Island City out to Flushing, suffered through weekend
service suspensions for nearly a decade while the MTA
installed communications-based train control, a signal
system that allows trains to run closer together and reduce
Now the MTA is running 29 trains per hour during
rush hours, up from 25 providing service for
nearly 5,000 additional riders per hour. Service has
improved, but now Cuomo is saying it could have been
Cuomo said CBTC “is based on 1980s technology
development” and since then advancements in Automated
Vehicle Software is far ahead of what the MTA
installed on the 7 line and is ready to spend $7 billion to
deploy CBTC to other subway lines.
“The MTA cannot take another fifteen to twenty
years, spend $20 billion, to install a signal system based
on 1980s technology design,” Cuomo declared as he
begged the people of Cornell Tech to come up with a better
way of doing things and apply it not just to the MTA,
but to the nation as well.
It is a recurring theme with Cuomo as he tackles
enormous infrastructure projects here in Queens such
as the recently completed Kosciuszko Bridge, building
a new LaGuardia Airport and the new home of the
New York Islanders as part of the $1.3 billion Belmont
Park redevelopment project that broke ground just this
“And that, my friends is our challenge,” Cuomo concluded.
It will be interesting to see if the Governor’s message
resonated with the graduate students at Cornell Tech.
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