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Is this 1983? :electropop:

http://www.newsweek.com/tom-prices-wife-georgia-lawmaker-says-people-hiv-should-be-quarantined-689836

PEOPLE WITH HIV SHOULD BE QUARANTINED, SAYS GEORGIA LAWMAKER AND WIFE OF TOM PRICE

BY CHRISTIANNA SILVA ON 10/20/17 AT 2:50 PM

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People with HIV should be quarantined, and the U.S. would be safer if they “died more readily,” according to Betty Price, a Republican state representative and wife of former Health Secretary Tom Price.

The Georgia-state lawmaker and former anesthesiologist, who now represents people who live in the northern Atlanta area, was asked in a hearing what the U.S. is “legally able to do” to limit the spread of HIV throughout the state.

“It’s almost frightening, the number of people who are living that are carriers with the potential to spread,” Price said during a Georgia House of Representatives committee meeting on access to health care in the state (around the one-hour mark of the video). “Whereas in the past, they died more readily, and at that point they’re not posing a risk. So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they’re not in treatment.”

Price also said that while she didn’t necessarily want to quarantine people with HIV, that is exactly what she wants to do.

“I don’t want to say the quarantine word—but I guess I just said it,” Price said to Dr. Pascale Wortley, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s HIV epidemiology section, according to STAT News.

“Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread. … Are there any methods legally that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

In 2014, about 50,000 people were diagnosed with HIV in the state—the second-highest rate of new diagnoses among all states the following year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Price’s “incredibly disturbing” comments were condemned for perpetuating “the stigma that still exists around HIV,” Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality.

“It’s very troubling to hear comments like that,” he told STAT News. “It shows the amount of work that still needs to happen to educate elected officials on the reality of the lives of people living with HIV. I’m hoping Representative Price would be open to sitting down, meeting with folks, hearing how those comments sound and recognizing that’s not the direction we need to go in.”

Price's husband, Tom, was the health secretary under President Donald Trump who has faced his own share of condemnation. Price, who served less than a year, was forced to resign after facing criticism for taking private planes at the taxpayers' expense.

Price did not immediately respond to calls from Newsweek.

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What a revolting woman. Where do all of these backward morons spring from ?  What about her heartless, vile comment that "Whereas in the past, they used to die more readily and at that point, they're not posing a risk"  :scared: Good grief. 

Instead they should quarantine heartless, stupid and horrid people like her away from everyday people so they don't have to listen to her crap. 

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Wrong on all levels. Maybe it's time for all the companies, especially Hollywood studios, to re-consider their production there. Nutjobs like this woman only understand the power of money and if their words and actions will result in the loss of thousands of jobs and millions in tax dollars those ideas will be buried really quick. From my perspective she can believe in whatever she wants, no matter how sick those beliefs are. But as a representative you have the responsibility for other people. Unfortunately we live in times when it's really hard to find politicians who embody that principle to do good for the people. It appears the majority of representatives are only doing this for their own good.

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I think it's safer if we quarantine the likes of Betty instead. Their bullshit thinking is spreading like wildfire in POTUS Trump times. It would be better if their mindsets died more readily tbh. 

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I clicked on here thinking this was an article from the 80's.

Gross woman.

 

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On 10/21/2017 at 1:21 AM, Jazzy Jan said:

What a revolting woman. Where do all of these backward morons spring from ?  What about her heartless, vile comment that "Whereas in the past, they used to die more readily and at that point, they're not posing a risk"  :scared: Good grief. 

Instead they should quarantine heartless, stupid and horrid people like her away from everyday people so they don't have to listen to her crap. 

This is what Trump has unleashed and brought up to the surface.

He has empowered these pig-ignorant morons to openly and proudly display their bigotry, prejudice, and malevolence.

Its quite shocking to me that anyone, let alone elected officials, would even make such a statement in this day and age.

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She looks like a person that should be in a loony bin and what she is saying just cements my impression.

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