i love that the word for sanitarium comes from sanitation because it was felt clean living would help cure diseases ( including i guess of the mind )
definitely don’t want to put her into jail or prison. that’s exactly the close quarters that would spread tb. other incarcerated people don’t deserve that… but definitely medical confinement of some sort.
( ideally, i hope, consulting with a doctor the sick person picks. that would help balance the personal liberty issues versus the state: which otherwise might be able to use medical confinement as a punishment in other situations )
Oh, fantastic, this is in my county, and she’s been running around infectious for over a year.
In my first career as a nurse, I heard horror stories of people dying from it from the older nurses. Some of those stories stuck with me decades later. It’s incredibly angering to think this gal decided to risk everyone else.
But then again, she tested positive for Covid, and is probably an anti-vaxxer. They aren’t really well known for giving two shits about anyone else.
After reading the Typhoid Mary story, it always struck me that they could have literally given her a house and a salary and it would have cost a fraction of what they ended up spending on her. And she would have had her needs met and not had to go out and work / spread the virus.
By design. The entirety of our founding documents were based on splitting the hairs of freedom to make it sound like they applied equally and universally, but a cursory reading reveals that was never truly the intent.