by Alex Silverman, WCBS 880
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Earlier this year a top New York City health official called it “absolutely terrifying.” The new strain of meningitis was so lethal some of its victims were found dead in their apartments before they even had a chance to see a doctor. And it only seemed to be appearing in gay men, who were implored to get vaccinated immediately.
The dire warning quickly permeated the gay community in New York. Word of mouth was expedited like never before by Facebook and Twitter. There were vaccination campaigns in gay bars and sex clubs.
So what happened next?