Monday, March 06, 2017

Zika in Florida Affects Pesach hotel reservations

Dr. Shanik: Zika travel ban still in effect
Feeling bad you didn't go to Miami for midwinter?  Dr. Shanik Lakewood's pediatrician says at this point adults of child bearing age should not go to Miami, due to the threat of contracting the Zika Virus. He will reevaluate the ban in next few weeks but as of now other areas in Florida are ok. He released this statement 6 weeks ago. 
 "While there have been no new cases of Zika Virus in the last 45 days there is still a partial ban on travel to Miami Dade county for at least the next month. This still means that no women of child bearing age and/or their husband should travel to Miami Dade county, Florida due to the possibility of contracting the Zika virus, also anyone  that
travels to that area can bring the virus back and cause further spreading locally....


Anonymous said...

Like he himself, Reb Yudel thinks that Dr Shanik is the Godol Hador and not to be argued with. Many many Drs. say its OK. And if your Shaniks patient you have NO right to go since he is you Rofeh/Shaliach. But that does not mean that it is really so. Maybe Shanik is a machmir.Maybe He is a Big machmir. All we know is that he is a yochid on this issue.
In any case, I would imagine that if you ask some gedolim in Eretz Yisroel they would tell you to go and learn Masechtes Yevamus and you'll be OK.

Anonymous said...


Admit it, you can't spell correctly - your grammar is even worse.

Your headline should state EFFECT nor Affect.

You headlines misspellings are indicative of your thoroughness in Kashrus as well.

Anonymous said...

Choosing between affect and effect can be scary. Think of Edgar Allen Poe and his RAVEN: Remember Affect Verb Effect Noun. You can't affect the creepy poem by reading it, but you can enjoy the effect of a talking bird.

In everyday speech, affect is a verb. It means to influence something, such as in the headline from the Albuquerque News,

Downed Power Line Affects PNM Customers

The downed power line had an impact on some power customers: they were without electricity overnight.

Effect is mostly commonly used as a noun meaning the result or impact of something, an outcome. If there's "a/an/the" in front of it, it's an effect. The second sentence is from a story about the outcome of long-term sleeping trouble,

The Effect of Persistent Sleepiness

Adding to the confusion, effect can also be used as a verb to mean to produce or to cause to come into being. Here's an example that uses it correctly,

A government unable to effect any change is a government that will produce no surprises.

Put another way, a government that can't produce change won't be able to produce surprises; it will be predictable.

Most of the time, you'll want affect as a verb meaning to influence something and effect for the something that was influenced. The difference between affect and effect is so slippery that people have started using "impact" as a verb instead. Don't be one of them! Another trick is to remember that affect comes first alphabetically, and an action (to affect) has to occur before you can have a result (an effect).

Anonymous said...

In his headline, Reb Yudel is using "affect" as a verb. His spelling is correct.

Anonymous said...

Wow, R' Yudel does nothing different than repeat the same warning from the medical mumchim at the CDC yet he still endures the attacks from the usual troublemakers who don't need any excuse to bombard him with oynoas devorim.

And maybe this time the troublemakers are being joined by a Pesach hotel organizer who knew he was putting people in sakonnah but couldn't care less and is now scared that maybe he won't be able to fill all the rooms with enough fressers. Gelt is the ershteh zach for some.

There is Zika in several others places with Pesach hotels too. And Mexico has Chikinguya besides Zika which is much more painful than Zika.

Anonymous said...

The New Hampshire hotel is Mishkoltz hashgocho during the year but this Pesach there is a YU crowd taking over under Zusha Blech hashgocho. Seems like the modern orthodox have caught on that Zusha is the anything goes hashgocho that they can still get away with pitching to frummer guests.

Anonymous said...

Hotel is not a issue for Reb Yudel &/or the Lakewood Hisachdis.
He fills his joint to capacity.

Hershel said...

All of you that are against Rav yudel can go to Miami. No one gives a damn if you go and you want to risk having a deformed child ( even if it's only a 1% risk

Hershel said...

Who ever wants to go to Miami go and have the chance ( 1% chance) of getting zika and having a deformed kid . No one gives a damn if you want to risk it .Why you guys all mad at yudel for reporting it

Anonymous said...

Because many fools believe everything he says without looking into it to see that there is not even a 1% chance and effecting family plans and businesses.

Anonymous said...

Any body hear about shanik threatening his patients re going to any of the urgent cares in town?

Anonymous said...

Many fools believe their respective Roshey yeshiva for everything but you don't seem to get upset that . Why is here different?

Anonymous said...

If a Rosh yeshiva says something which is not accurate, negatively effects families and businesses but a lot of people follow anyway we would be upset then also.