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  • Well, all you know is what the news told you, and what the government agencies now say after it came out they they didn't quarantine him right away. A guy has a potentially dangerous disease that is so bad he shouldn't be around other people, but they let him walk out of the room.

    The media, of course, want to make a big deal out of it because they don't have anything else to talk about right now, and they know that people will be interested if they make it sound like a plane full of people could have died o
    • I totally agree, all you know is what some journalist tells you. The story at forbes [forbes.com], for example, makes it sound like there's a lot more to it. Though, the dude being a "personal injury lawyer" doesn't help his credibility. :D What I find really bizarre is his return path, though: "After flying to Paris May 12, Speaker continued on to Prague, then took a return flight aboard Czech Air Flight 0104 to Montreal, Canada, on May 24, before driving back into the United States at Champlain, N.Y." A month long European holiday doesn't seem to gibe with the whiney "we're too poor to get a private plane" in this other article [chron.com]; he said himself that the CDC called him in Rome telling him he couldn't fly, but didn't offer help to get him home - but then he goes to Paris, Prague, across to Canada....
      • Private planes are pretty expensive, especially after you just dropped your entire savings account on a honeymoon. I've spent a month in Europe, and I can't afford a private plane. :)