Andew Speaker, a Georgia personal injury attorney was diagnosed with an extremely drug resistant form of Tuberculosis. Although part of us felt some sorrow that Speaker has Tuberculosis, most of us quickly changed our minds. The world soon learned that Speaker has no regard for anyone else’s health, or that fact that we could possibly have a major epidemic because Speaker flew on airplanes several times.
According to Dr. Steven Katkowsky from The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness in Georgia advised Speaker not to travel. Dr. Martin Cetron from CDC, also said that traveling was against medical advice. The CDC found out that Speaker was in Rome and advised, yet again, against flying. Mr Speaker, n total disregard to numerous warnings continually flew whereever he pleased. Andrew Speaker claims that he was never informed that he was contagious, however if that were the case, why have two separate doctors, who specialize in Tuberculosis, strongly advising against any type of commercial flights.
Tubercle Bacillus, TB, or Tuberculosis commonly affects the lungs and can infect the central nervous system, the lymphatic system, the circulatory system, the genitourinary system, bones, joins and sometimes even the skin. Tuberculosis is truly a scary respiratory disease, it can be spread by sneezing and coughing or by merely breathing next to someone. If TB is not treated, it will claim half of its victims, and each year 1.6 million people die from this disease. It’s no wonder why people are so appalled at Speaker’s behavior.
Wait a minute, Speaker is a personal injury attorney, he sues people for similar circumstances. It will be interesting to see, if Speaker will have any civil action suits brought against him for possibly endangering the lives of fellow passengers.