The New York City Department of Health is urging vaccination for gay men at risk from a deadly strain of meningitis. The outbreak has sickened four people already this year, increasing the number of cases to 17 since 2012, according to city health officials. Seven fatalities have been reported in the city since 2010. Details here. Tiny, yet perfectly formed, mayor Michael Bloomberg would be far better occupied with this issue than worrying about people drinking 20oz sodas.