ARE DEATH TRAPS
FOR AIDS AND TB
The following is from
a Trans World Airlines employee, a co-pilot. It shows that if you fly ANY
airline regularly, you will be infected with TB and probably AIDS. We will
soon add more detail and facts on the medical and pathological risks of flying
on any airline.
article is dated to the AIDS crisis in its inception. But, this information applies
to any communicable disease which is spread by sneezing, coughing, or most contact
FROM A READER
Subject: Oh Boy
You aren't going to believe this story that I have
to tell you. I am an airline pilot for Trans World Airlines, and fly as a co-pilot
for them. On Monday, I flew a trip, and had one of our 727 pilots riding back
to Saint Louis with us.
Apparently, the airline's aviation medical
examiner has been mailing certified letters to some flight deck (and I assume
cabin as well) crew members telling them that they may have been exposed to Tuberculosis,
and to go get tested.I haven't received one of these letters, but I'm still outraged.
If I know our company's management, they have made no attempt to contact passengers,
fearful of the lawsuits that would inevitably follow.
to this pilot, the source of the contamination was a AIDS infected homosexual
flight attendant. Prevailing liberal law is that AIDS infected homosexuals have
a right to work because you can't get AIDS through casual contact. While this
may or may not be true, such folks have weak immune systems and TB is a growing
plague in their community. TB is an airborne disease -- you can literally get
it by breathing the same air that a carrier does. Now put a gay flight attendant
infected with this combination of diseases in an enclosed aircraft cabin with
180 other people...one that's pressurized, and one in which the air is being recirculated
in a continuouse flow from the front of the jet to the rear discharge valve...and
you begin to see the problem.
And this problem doesn't exist at
TWA alone, I'm sure. The vast majority of male flight attendants are gay. Who
knows how many of them are infected with what.
I'm trying to see
if I can anonymously get a copy of this letter that the company sent out to mail
it to some news outlets. I'm worried sick about the safety about my co-workers,
passengers, and Christian brothers and sisters who might be flying around the
Please tell them about this somehow, without mentioning
my name, personal specifics, or airline name. Tell them that they should at the
very least always try to sit as forward in the aircraft as possible (airflow is
from front to back in most jets), that they should not eat or drink anything offered
by a male flight attendant, or even by a female if even one male flight attendant
is part of the crew. Finally, they may even want to consider delaying their journey
and taking a later flight if they find male flight attendants on the crew.
It is sad when political correctness jepordizes our right to work and have healthy
and safe lives to this extent.
THE FOLLOWING UPDATE CAME IN VIA E-MAIL-- Response to the above.
The identity of the sender cannot be given. It is
not possible to imagine what could happen to him if he were identified. I
know that giving the identity of a source validates it much more securely. But,
we do NOT burn our sources. Take it or leave it as you see fit. I
believe it because it fits all the other data I have gathered.
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 1998 13:59:47 -0500
Subject: Incurable TB
I am a staff dentist at -----------
------- Prison. Because of the increase of the incidence of TB and the possibility
of contagion with the confines of a prison such as ours, TB updates are a part
of the medical staff's continuing education program. I personally researched 'Multi-drug
resistant' TB. AKA: MDR Tuberculosis. Keep in mind that MDR TB is incurable.
All my material came from the W.H.O. web site and the C.D.C. web site. The W.H.O.
has published the recent findings of a five year study on TB and the "sudden"
occurrence of MDR TB. The W.H.O. material cites a case where two pilots and two
passengers contracted MDR TB from a female flight attendant. The W.H.O. has issued
a traveler's alert warning that it is UNSAFE to fly non-stop for more than six
hours due to the dangers of aerosol contamination.
For the straight
information, go to the W.H.O. site or check the wealth of information on the web
via hotbot. The pilot that wrote to you just does not fathom the depth of the
danger to which he is exposed.
Please withhold my name and the
prison where I work. Think the reason is obvious.
in Christ Jesus;
___________________________, D.D.S., US Public
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