Lost in the Human Interest: the ‘TB Patient’
Does it look to you as though the larger issues were being lost in the story of the globe-hopping Atlanta lawyer infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis? The focus seems to be completely on the human interest aspect of the story but aren’t there other issues here? I certainly think so.
The first issue is that low-level government officials are making policy decisions that may affect your health and security. The second issue is that, from a contagion standpoint, it’s getting to be a more dangerous world and we’re not taking it particularly seriously.