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ABC’s Diane Sawyer scored what’s probably the biggest get of the week: an exclusive interview with Andrew Speaker, otherwise known as the globetrotting Tuberculosis patient who criss-crossed countries and continents on planes (Atlanta to Paris to Greece to Prague to Montreal to New York) despite warnings not to travel. He is now in government-ordered isolation in a Denver hospital.
This exclusive interview will air tomorrow on Good Morning America.
While Diane Sawyer has landed the interview with Andrew Speaker, the personal-injury lawyer with the case of drug-resistant tuberculosis, who’s going after his father-in-law? Robert Cooksey, PhD, a microbiologist with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a statement:
As part of my job, I am regularly tested for TB. I do not have TB, nor have I ever had TB. My son-in-law’s TB did not originate from myself or the CDC’s labs, which operate under the highest levels of biosecurity.
Some publications and studies that list him as an author or participant include:
Risk Factors for Rifampin Mono-resistant Tuberculosis
Speaker was coming back from his honeymoon, when he was stopped by a border inspector.