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XDR TB Patient's Father-in-Law Studies TB at the CDC

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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:56 PM
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XDR TB Patient's Father-in-Law Studies TB at the CDC


www.foxnews.com

Interestingly, Speaker's father-in-law is Dr. Robert Cooksey, who works in a lab at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and specializes in TB.

Asked by Fox News whether Speaker may have caught TB from him, Cooksey replied, "Absolutely Not. I work in the lab and I'm not authorized to talk about that."
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 12:56 PM
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Wow, this certainly is fodder for a conspiracy theory I think.

Is it possible that this guy was infected with a virulent strain of tuberculosis from the Centers for Disease Control through his father-in-law, either accidently or purposefully?



www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 5/31/2007 by djohnsto77]



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 01:05 PM
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I just saw the story on this on the news, and the commentator said if this was a criminal case, with the father-in-law a suspect, his employment at the CDC working on TB research could be construed as proof beyond a reasonable doubt that he was responsible for the infection of his son-in-law.

This was on Fox News, though, and they make a lot of outrageous claims, so I guess you have to consider the source.



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 01:07 PM
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This is freak'n amazing. What are the chances??? I really smell a conspiracy here.

Oh .. and the idiot that ran around the planet with TB .... he deserves to be put in jail. I know .. I know .. the feds say they can't charge him with anything ... but can't someone nail him for endangerment to others or something?

Freak'n idiot.



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 01:08 PM
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I would assume it had to be accidental since he would have also been putting his own daughter's life at risk.

Very strange happenings!


Peace



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 04:13 PM
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The father-in-law is denying any connection, but it's hard to believe this is just a coincidence.

The odds seem quite long. How many TB specialists are there>



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 04:14 PM
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My,my,my... An outwardly healthy young man is diagnosed with a rare and deadly contagious disease, just in time to be placed under travel restrictions that would prevent his wedding, which is to take place in Paris even though both families live in Atlanta. Young love knowing no bounds, he thwarts our outdated and ineffective quarantine powers and jaunts merrily across the entire European continent, spreading his biological terror like pixie dust.

Meanwhile... the CDC [which apparently has a special department for finding naughty people in foreign countries] implores him not to take another flight, but to take his deadly virus to the US Embassy instead [I wonder how long the line is for plague carriers?]. Of course, they couldn't enforce their request because of those outdated and ineffective quarantine powers, but I bet they did some hand wringing and face scrunching just the same.

Then our boy manages to shake his CDC tail and avoid the no-fly lists by short hopping his way to Canada and sneaking through the.. you guessed it.. outdated and ineffective border crossing procedures.

Well, all's well that ends well. Our young lovers are safe at home, our deadly disease is back in Atlanta where it belongs, and we're set to get some nifty new forcible confinement laws and travel bans. Mmmm.. Mmmm.. I feel safer already.


What? The kids are connected to the CDC? No WAY! That's so lucky for them!




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worried infection specialists say it shows how vulnerable the nation is, from outdated quarantine laws and the speed of international flight, to killer germs carried by travelers. What if, they ask, the now-quarantined man had carried not hard-to-spread tuberculosis but something very contagious like the next super-flu?




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Still, the man didn't violate any laws and faces no charges, CDC said.

"There's a whole body of public health law that's going to be closely scrutinized and redefined with this case," said Michael Osterholm, an infectious disease expert who advises the government. "It's going to be looking back at what do you do when you have a non-compliant carrier of some infectious agent that is border-hopping?"



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 04:33 PM
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mythatsabigprobe

Im sorry, im not sure i follow. Are you suggesting that this was all planned by the CDC to use as a tool to lobby for more conservative quarantine law? Also, are you suggesting this man was in on it, an unwitting pawn, or were 'those in power' assuming he wouldn't leave the county?

Either way, this has conspiracy stinking all over it and then some times ten. Angry father in law? CDC scheme? Freak coincidence? No way some guy who has almost zero chance of getting a rare contagious disease just so happen to have father in law who researches it. Unfortunately i have no idea what to propose even might have happened here.



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77
Wow, this certainly is fodder for a conspiracy theory I think.

Is it possible that this guy was infected with a virulent strain of tuberculosis from the Centers for Disease Control through his father-in-law, either accidently or purposefully?





The world's ending
You and I actually agree on something!!!!! That was my first thought
its too much of a coincidence, dont you think?
I think purposefully. :shk:



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by WuTang
mythatsabigprobe

Im sorry, im not sure i follow. Are you suggesting that this was all planned by the CDC to use as a tool to lobby for more conservative quarantine law?


Yes, but it will more likely be the absolute power to arrest and detain citizens, than "conservative" legislation, and more likely "rammed down our throats" than anything resembling lobbying..




Also, are you suggesting this man was in on it, an unwitting pawn, or were 'those in power' assuming he wouldn't leave the county?


I think he played his part too well to be completely unwitting, but I doubt we'll ever know anymore about this story. One thing to consider, a bright young attorney who just passed the bar and is marrying into a family that already has high security clearances would be a pretty good candidate for CIA recruitment, dont'cha think?



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 05:13 PM
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For all we know he REALLY doesnt have a Superstrain of TB at all, just a willing participant in scaring people some more.

Another Boogeyman.

Anthrax also that turned out to be cereal?????


I know, tighter travel regulations? We're not scared enough. That Canadian border is a joke- but so is the Mexican border. Discouraging travel abroad?

I know, they want everyone home before the Dictatorship gate comes down. Is that it?

Maybe its a practice run for when they "spread" the REAL decease.






posted on May, 31 2007 @ 05:56 PM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
I think he played his part too well to be completely unwitting, but I doubt we'll ever know anymore about this story. One thing to consider, a bright young attorney who just passed the bar and is marrying into a family that already has high security clearances would be a pretty good candidate for CIA recruitment, dont'cha think?



That seems quite likely to me. The only other options I can see are one of
  • The father-in-law accidently brought it home and somehow he got exposed
  • The father-in-law wanted to infect him for his own personal reasons (unlikely since as mentioned that would put his daughter in danger)
  • Really, really, really crazy far out coincidence


It clearly wasn't meant to infect/kill a lot of people. TB spreads slowly and has a long dormancy time (if it ever develops into disease at all). The CDC has access to far worse bugs they could release if they wanted to cause some horrific pandemic.

Of course dg could be right and he doesn't have it at all, but since he's at a private hospital, not at a gov't one, I think that'd be hard to pull off. Surely not every doctor would be willing to participate in a charade.

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posted on May, 31 2007 @ 06:54 PM
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We really must find out where he contracted the TB from. This would be curcial to part of the story. The father-in-law says that he is not infected and the is no way he infected the guy.

This is sad, and shows how easy our boaders are to get through.



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 07:34 PM
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Wow! All sides of the political spectrum thinking the same thing.

Something is definately up.

Hopefully the full story will come out. Hahahaha....yeah right!



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 09:23 PM
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Now we add the border patrol guard that let him back in the US didn't stop him even though the computer warned him to stop the man and don protective gear. He's now been removed from border duty.

news.yahoo.com...

What a lame system of security. Who needs agents if they won't do their job even when the computer says there is a problem?



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 09:28 PM
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Guess what, there is no conspiracy. You guys are trying too hard to find a story below the surface. The story is, this kid isn't the first in the last seven years to get TB within the U.S. There are a couple of cases each year, you just don't hear it on the news.

With that said, no conspiracy here. Move along



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 09:32 PM
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So what happened to the guy with the superstrain in Arizona, I believe?

They locked him up. There was athread on here about that situation not too long ago. I noticed the media isn't comparing the two, or even mentioning the other incident even though it made CNN for days and days.

Very fishy, and this guy is a lawyer. Not the sort of occupation I would come up with as being at risk for contracting the disease, unless this guy hangs out with unusual people in unusual places. Now if he represented illegal immigrants, then maybe I could understand if he caught from some guy who snuck across the border.

So, what kind of lawyer is he, anyway?



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 09:37 PM
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Nice try Enki, but the question is how this guy eluded these various security agencies so easily. Too easily.

Then his dad is a TB expert??? How many of the past cases with TB had a relative working for the CDC of all places and working directly with TB of all things.

Too many coincidences.

Fearing this, how soon will the media bury this one? Any takers?



posted on May, 31 2007 @ 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by Icarus Rising
This was on Fox News, though, and they make a lot of outrageous claims, so I guess you have to consider the source.


If you don't like FOX, here's the CNN report from Anderson Cooper on YouTube:



There definitely seems to be questions about the timeline here. When did he know? When did the father-in-law know? What he says here seems self-contradictory to me.

I love how the Dr. says the other Dr. says he didn't do it, so that must be true!



posted on Jun, 1 2007 @ 12:31 AM
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I watch Fox for perspective. I know their agenda, and I want to keep tabs on it for my own purposes. The other news channels are really no better anyway, Fox is just the most blatant.

This story has really blown up. I call it the "caught with our pants down, we saturate the media with conflicting information" strategy. Better known as "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with BS!"

When you think about it, this may be an effective strategy for blunting any meaningful investigation into the matter. Muddied waters hide a multitude of evils, so to speak.

Then, while everybody is debating the merits of this latest fiasco, the hidden result is further erosion of our civil rights, as one astute poster above has already noted.

Now is that conspiracy theory, or conspiracy fact? Or do you need more choices and an all of the above?

Peace!



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