Oops! Ebola Patient Attended CMJ…

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This time last year CMJ was being sued for $1.5 million (there have been no updates on this lawsuit). This time around, CMJ has to worry about Ebola.

New York has its first official case of Ebola (although further testing needs to be done). The patient is Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea. He began to show symptoms yesterday morning (October 23rd).

On the night of October 22nd Dr. Spencer went to an unofficial CMJ showcase at The Gutter in Brooklyn. The NYC Health Department says other customers were not at risk, since Ebola is only contagious when patients show symptoms.

The Gutter cancelled their events on October 23rd as a precautionary measure. They are cleaning and sanitizing their space with the NYC Health Department and expect to open later today.

CMJ issued the following statement:

“We have been diligently following the news on Ebola and will continue to be proactive of the situation and circumstances. At this time CMJ will continue on as scheduled and if anything should change we will act accordingly.”

 

Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more. Follow her on Twitter: @nine_u

9 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    well they all keep acting illegally and unlawfully, i guess people are starting to realize that perhaps they’ll have to up the ante and start playing their type of evil warfare games… collateral damage will be a result!

    i dont purport or advise or support violence and i wont be doing anything illegal, however im just saying, people have different breaking points and the way all these corporations and their employees are acting and what they are allowed to get away with, probably murder cause it sure seems no one gives a damn…

    Maybe its just another disgruntled honest honorable person getting screwed and they broke, trying to take em all out somehow…

    who knows…

    anything is possible…

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  2. wallow-T

    DMN: Last week we were trying to be TMZ, now we’re going for Fox News! I guess everyone needs those trashy clicks in the new media economy. How is DMN at Listicles? 🙁

    Note that in the current outbreak, everyone who has gotten prompt American medical care for ebola has survived. (Crossed fingers!) Mr. Duncan likely would have made it if he had not been turned away on his first visit to the hospital. Also note how few spinoff cases there have been from Mr. Duncan — in particular, his immediate family sharing living quarters with him as he was dying are not reported as infected.

    The 70% fatality rate in western Africa appears to be as much a function of the poverty of their medical care systems as of the virus.

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      • hardly levin

        NO, sadly, they are not. In the past year, DMN has become the worst music resource on the internet. I can’t even fathom the value of clicks when just about half of the comments come from disappointed readers who came to the site thinking they were going to get substantial information about the music industry. I signed up thinking I could escape the cheer-leading tripe that is Billboard but now DMN is something quite worse. You would think the editorial staff would take an honest look at the comments on these articles. They are not coming from petulant “little monsters” or troll-ish haters. I am an industry veteran and up until last spring, I used to recommend that students taking industry workshops check DMN daily for a nice streamlined selection of articles about the important goings on in the industry – and to escape the Tiger Beat-like puff pieces in other music publications. But my students complained endlessly about the tabloid nature of the articles. And they are right. DMN is just sloppy, poorly-executed clickbait.

        It’s sad that nobody there makes a serious self assessment and does something to restore the integrity that brought so many knowledgeable readers to the site in the first place. These comments are not mean critiques but valuable feedback coming from readers who expect more and deserve better. Perhaps some serious self-monitoring and a 21 day quarantine for any contributor who risks infecting this once promising music resource…

        A headline that starts of with “Oops!” is definitely nothing more than clickbait but I will ascend DMN’s quite wobbly platform and provide at least one useful link to information about the actual event – the part of the story that is music news and not shameful ebola fear-mongering. I came to DMN to read music news and not to write it. But…

        http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/10/the_gutter_hopi.html a

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        • Paul Resnikoff
          Paul Resnikoff

          Yeah, we all read the comments, but I’m not sure I understand where you are coming from. Nina is writing about Ebola in a way that counters the panic-stricken, 24/7 blanketed Anderson Cooper-style obsession with this disease. She’s refusing to take some supremely grave tone that is frankly ridiculous.

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  3. jpe

    NO, sadly, they are not. In the past year, DMN has become the worst music resource on the internet. I can’t even fathom the value of clicks when just about half of the comments come from disappointed readers who came to the site thinking they were going to get substantial information about the music industry. I signed up thinking I could escape the cheer-leading tripe that is Billboard but now DMN is something quite worse. You would think the editorial staff would take an honest look at the comments on these articles. They are not coming from petulant “little monsters” or troll-ish haters. I am an industry veteran and up until last spring, I used to recommend that students taking industry workshops check DMN daily for a nice streamlined selection of articles about the important goings on in the industry – and to escape the Tiger Beat-like puff pieces in other music publications. But my students complained endlessly about the tabloid nature of the articles. And they are right. DMN is just sloppy, poorly-executed clickbait.

    It’s sad that nobody there makes a serious self assessment and does something to restore the integrity that brought so many knowledgeable readers to the site in the first place. These comments are not mean critiques but valuable feedback coming from readers who expect more and deserve better. Perhaps some serious self-monitoring and a 21 day quarantine for any contributor who risks infecting this once promising music resource…

    A headline that starts of with “Oops!” is definitely nothing more than clickbait but I will ascend DMN’s quite wobbly platform and provide at least one useful link to information about the actual event – the part of the story that is music news and not shameful ebola fear-mongering. I came to DMN to read music news and not to write it. But…

    http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/10/the_gutter_hopi.html a

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  4. Willis

    Ebola? Oh no…panic! Run around the streets and scream!

    Settle down, everyone.

    Reply

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