TB guy

Did you hear on the news about Andrew Speaker, the guy who has a rare form of TB who traveled on two transatlantic flights for his wedding and honeymoon, thus potentially exposing others on that plane? It sounds really ridiculous that he would put those people in harm just for his wedding, but because of this forum, I thought, "well, maybe the venue wouldn't give their money back, or they've done so much planning for a wedding in Europe that they didn't want anything to stop it." So I sort of understand his point of view, and it also may not be entirely his fault as the CDC knew of his condition and only advised him against traveling, but never actually barred him. Who knows? I'm sure more details will surface as time passes. But if I were a passenger on that plane, I'd sue him for my medical costs. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Posted on June 1, 2007 at 5:29 am
Kristen
3
08/22/2009
Kristen

Kristen

  • 3
  • 7
  • 628
46
Followers
49
Following

(3) Comments

johnandjanet
2
03/07/2007
johnandjanet

johnandjanet

  • 2
  • 3
  • 260
12
Followers
15
Following

johnandjanet

It's so unfortunate what happened. I hope the other passenger did not get TB from him.
Posted on June 1, 2007 at 9:49 am
*Wil*
3
03/25/2008
*Wil*

*Wil*

  • 3
  • 9
  • 1.67k
87
Followers
88
Following

*Wil*

On the news this morning they said his potential for spreading the disease was very low because of the type or something like that. So hopefully no one was effected.
Posted on June 1, 2007 at 10:09 am
margaret
4
09/22/2007
margaret

margaret

  • 4
  • 15
  • 2.38k
298k
Followers
298k
Following

margaret

I think he said he didn't know he posed a threat, and was very sorry. Hopefully no one caught it.
Posted on June 2, 2007 at 5:49 am

Have a question? Contact Support
Top Contributors this Week
krosa
13 posts
LauraSweet
13 posts
alyciamarlene
11 posts
Canooknic
8 posts
NicholeB
8 posts
Mstiffanysj
6 posts