Your Turn: Flu, Water Levels, A Women's Center & Crows


Viewers had strong opinions this week about the need for a breast health center in Watertown and low water levels on Lake Ontario.

There were also some thoughts on a flu outbreak and the return of crows to the city of Watertown.

Flu Cases

Jefferson County Public Health says there were 47 reported cases of influenza A.

Many of those cases at West Carthage Elementary School.

Unidentified viewer - "I get the flu shot every year. I still get the new flu that this year's flu shot doesn't help. So what good is getting the shot?"

Todd McDonald - "Looks like now is the perfect time for the non-sick people to get their flu shot if they didn't do it yet."  

Water Levels

Water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are at the lowest point for October in nearly 50 years.

Paul Flannery - "I could be mistaken on this, but it certainly seems to me that the water level could be much better maintained by your average 7th or 8th grade science class than do these high priced appointees we pay for."

Women's Center

A doctor at Samaritan Medical Center says the hospital is considering building a stand-alone women's center that would focus on breast cancer.

Ann Nelson - "This would be such a fantasic thing in the north country and we would not have to drive so far for breast care and follow-ups."

Kathy Cook - "This would be so great as I am a cancer patient that needs reconstruction but will need to go to Rochester, which is way too far."  

Crow Hazing

Watertown City Council is considering hiring Loomacres Wildlife Management again to help haze the crows that flock to the city when it gets cold.

Ryan Padock - "Time to open a crow hunt in Watertown!!!"

Saturday, December 10, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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