Monday, May 23, 2005

TB update - a day late, and a dollar short?

The Red Star is a day or two behind the other local MSM, but they finally report the St. Paul TB case (see original 5/20/05 entry: "TB watch, Red Star reports"). As we predicted, the paper does not mention the Hmong connection. This is as close as they get:

"Approximately 80 percent of tuberculosis cases in Minnesota occur among people born outside the United States."
How predictable. Is it not obvious by now that the Red Star simply will avoid naming any population group in the name of political correctness? Even if the omitted information can be critical for the general safety of the public? Rambix believes that when it comes to public exposure of crime news and disease news, all information should be "in the sunshine".