June 1st, 2007


The New Typhoid Mary

TB Andrew says, "I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person," he told the newspaper. "This is insane to me that I have an armed guard outside my door when I've cooperated with everything other than the whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing."

Hey Andrew! That "whole solitary-confinement-in-Italy thing" and flying commercial while potentially infecting a planeload of passengers is a kind of a big deal. And you might want to rethink complaining about the armed guard at your door because you probably need the protection.

Winner of the selfish dumbass contest for 2007.

More About The New Typhoid Mary

Andrew Speaker is not only a sneaky bastard but a liar, too. Anyone surprised? Didn't think so.

In a briefing Wednesday, CDC official Martin Cetron said the patient has been under medical care since January, when a chest X-ray, given for unrelated reasons, showed a lesion that later turned out to be TB.

The patient told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he had not been ordered to avoid traveling and that health officials knew of his plans to go to Greece to be married and to Rome on his honeymoon. But health officials dispute that.

"There is a difference of opinion on whether anybody condoned his travel," Cetron said. "The (county) health department clearly told him not to travel. He was aware he had (drug-resistant TB) on the 10th of May and was told not to travel."

"Difference of opinion" is just press conference speak for "Andrew is full of shit."

"He had been told what he should and should not do and ignored that. I think that is criminally wrong. It's negligence."