In New York, as in most places around the country, flu season is hitting hard. "It’s a bad year," city health commissioner Thomas Farley said yesterday. "We’ve got lots of flu, it’s mainly type AH3N2, which tends to be a little more severe." Statewide, 19,000 cases have already been reported, compared to only 4,000 throughout all of last season. Yesterday, Governor Cuomo set an example by receiving a very public flu shot from state Health Commissioner Neil Shah, which also gave him an opportunity to prove that he's not opposed to all gun ownership. You got a permit for those, Governor?