Friday, June 1, 2007

TB and forced quarantines

I've stopped believing in coincidences. I'm starting to figure that billion-to-one coincidences are either divinely inspired, or there is a very definite reason behind them. There's just been way too many of them these days.

I know a little something about TB. It's something, generally, poor homeless people get. It's not something, typically, globe-trotting lawyers get. Yet here's this lawyer guy (rich enough to get married in Europe and honeymoon in Italy, the Greek isles and other spots in Europe) who has a "super-rare" untreatable case of TB, and we're told it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that his new father-in-law, Robert C. Cooksey, is a CDC microbiologist whose specialty is TB.

Hmmm. So now they're starting to mandate TB quarantines for the first time since 1963. Does anybody else smell something rotten about this?

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