What would a day on the blog be without a gleaming new set of rankings to pour over? Not a good day, we'll tell you that.
The Daily Beast cobbled together some health data, which may or may not have included sorting through your garbage counting the number of empty NyQuil bottles and snot-filled tissues, and came up with a list of the 20 sickest cities in America.
Cleveland came in at No. 7.
The site ranked cities based on criteria including the SDI Health ranking, the percentage of people who are vaccinated, the amount of flu and pneumonia-related deaths, and the percentage by which flu activity is expected to increase or decrease from March to May, according to Google Flu Trends.
Nice to know Google knows not only when you were sick, but when you'll be sick again. They also know you're sick in general, as evidenced by that search you did on May 17, 1997, on your parents' computer. You know the one. Yeah, that one.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at email@example.com.
Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club
Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.
Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.