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I rarely use this word, but...what an a$$hat.

I was reading an article about this guy with the drug resistent TB...here are a few select quotes:

The man told the Journal-Constitution he was in Rome during his honeymoon when the CDC told him to turn himself in to Italian authorities to be isolated and be treated. The CDC told him he couldn't fly aboard commercial airliners.

"I thought to myself: You're nuts. I wasn't going to do that. They told me I had been put on the no-fly list and my passport was flagged," the man said.

He told the paper he and his wife decided to sneak back into the U.S. via Canada. He said he voluntarily went to a New York hospital, then was flown by the CDC to Atlanta.

"I'm a very well-educated, successful, intelligent person," he told the paper. "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."
Yeah...I'm really intelligent...and the most selfish person I know by the way...so I'll go ahead and take the opportunity to potentially infect THOUSANDS of people with a deadly drug resistent type of TB just so I can go home. Just call me a$$hat...oh, and if you see me, just beat the living hell out of me so I don't pose a risk to anyone else.

Oh...I almost forgot the best part:

He is not facing prosecution, health officials said.
 

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That stuff is scary.

What's scarier, though, is the "scare tactics" employed by Fox, CNN, and the rest.

I just pulled a couple hours at work and during that time, I had three elderly patients who were CONVINCED they had been exposed to drug-resistant TB.
 

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pro2am said:
The man told the Journal-Constitution he was in Rome during his honeymoon when the CDC told him to turn himself in to Italian authorities to be isolated and be treated. The CDC told him he couldn't fly aboard commercial airliners.

"I thought to myself: You're nuts. I wasn't going to do that. They told me I had been put on the no-fly list and my passport was flagged," the man said.

He told the paper he and his wife decided to sneak back into the U.S. via Canada.
So he risked infecting people on a flight from Italy to Checoslovakia (sp?), and on a flight from there to Montreal where he rented a car and drove to a New York State hospital. This was AFTER he told by the CDC that his strain of TB was drug resistant and that he should turn himself in to Italian authorities for treatment. This guy is a ****ing idiot and should be prosecuted for endangering the lives of every person that was either of the flights that he took. Should one of those passengers get TB and die, he should be charged voluntary manslaughter.
 

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This guy was just a big retard. The effin' CDC tells him that he has a strain of TB that is entirely drug-resistant and he decided to put hundreds of others in danger by flying?!

I hope he dies a slow, painful, fluid filling his lungs death.
 

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One news outlet said it was the first time this (federal health isolation order) has been issued since the 60s.

I think 2 cases of drug resistant TB were found last year, but aparently as long as you follow precautions, you wont have a guard placed outside your room like this asshat does.
 

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I heard today on Foxnews while I was at lunch that the CDC contacted him in Rome (I think) and told him NOT to get on another plane and NOT to leave. The CDC were making arrangements to come pick him up. He did not listen. How do you think his bride feels?

He should be locked up!
 

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He should be free to travel as he pleases until the gov't steps in and locks him up, with due cause. They must prove (my opinion) that it is absolutely necessary to keep this disease from spreading.
XDR TB is extremely contagious over long periods of exposure (in an airplane, from person to person in a family, or for healthcare workers) and is not a very nice disease to have.

If he is infected he has a responsibility to keep others from being infected. It's similar to someone who is HIV+ intentionally trying to spread the disease.
 

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GAGunOwner said:
He should be free to travel as he pleases until the gov't steps in and locks him up, with due cause. They must prove (my opinion) that it is absolutely necessary to keep this disease from spreading.
XDR TB is extremely contagious over long periods of exposure (in an airplane, from person to person in a family, or for healthcare workers) and is not a very nice disease to have.

If he is infected he has a responsibility to keep others from being infected. It's similar to someone who is HIV+ intentionally trying to spread the disease.
Except he was not told his strain of TB was XDR-TB until *AFTER* he was in Europe. The CDC apparently only said he shouldn't travel until the lab work came back, but was rather lax about it all. I guess they felt bad for ruining his honeymoon, but hindsight is 20-20. The CDC should have banned him from travelling away from Atlanta until the lab work was completed.

While I understand his desire to be put under quarantine at home, near his own family, in his own country when facing a fatal disease, he was exceptionally irresponsible to knowingly expose people on his return trip home.
 

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And the story get better......

The TB guy's new father-in-law works at the CDC and is a..............drum roll please!..........a microbiologist specializing in the spread of tuberculosis and other bacteria! Source.

Here is a picture of the TB guy:
 

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GeorgiaGlocker said:
I heard today on Foxnews while I was at lunch that the CDC contacted him in Rome (I think) and told him NOT to get on another plane and NOT to leave. The CDC were making arrangements to come pick him up. He did not listen. How do you think his bride feels?

He should be locked up!
This is my point exactly. Before he left the US the Dr said that he would not reccomend travelling. He wasn't told "Don't go." He made a decision to go anyway, that mat not have been the best decision, but it was his choice.

My issue that he travelled after being told to turn himself in to health officials in Rome, and that the CDC was making arrangements to get him. This is pure stupidity and he should be arrested for wreckless endangerment.
 

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If he was on a no-fly list, and his passport was flagged, just how in the frack was he able to cross the border while driving?

Homeland Security at it's finest :shakehead:
Last I heard the guy that let him in thought it was "discretionary" and they fired him.
 
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