“MRSA And Bad Reporting
The latest saga of the dodgy MRSA lab is available from bad science:
Microbiologists raising doubts? It must be a cover-up
This story really does illustrate how dishonest tabloid reporting is here in the UK (guilty papers: Sun, Mirror, Mail, Evening Standard and more) Reporters seem to think it is OK to essentially fabricate evidence of MRSA contamination and then sling allegations of a ‘cover-up’ around when their dishonesty is exposed.
Other posts on this story:
After feeding the scare he’ll sell you the solution
The man behind the Mop of Death
Lab that finds bugs where others do not”
I have a whole list of things to do now that Tony Field’s arrival in the US is imminent. I had a plan of renting Oaks Park Pavillion for Tony to do a talk on Friday, Sept. 2nd, but naturally plans got changed. Now I am going to talk to my father in law tomorrow and see if he has any strings he can pull to get us into the George Bush Presidential Library. I have no concept of how to do this, but I have gathered phone numbers and email addresses to support this cause. I will get on the stick tomorrow.
Also on the list is a call to Alan Fritsche, football coach and biology teacher and best friend of Marshall, about Tony. I am not sure why, other than he has several different reasons he might be interested in it, although I am sure they will be playing Bryan High football Friday night. Hmm, the entire town goes there on Friday night, perhaps I need to rethink that plan. Good grief. Saturday, I think, will be spent filming. Marshall came up with 2 great ideas about where to film the documentary here–places that “mean something” to him and his MRSA. First we will go to the camphouse, where he missed out entirely on hunting season last year. We will take “The Rock,” he will always make a grand impression! Then go to Kyle Field, where Marshall missed all of A&M’s football season last year. Those are 2 of Marshalls very favorite things, I think that they will be great.
I ALSO need to try to contact Dr. Daftarian one more time to see if she wants to join us on the documentary. Methinks she has gotten cold feet.
I need to try to reach Dennis Varvel about Tony’s arrival. He played football with Marshall in high school (well, actually against Marshall), and his teenaged son passed away in February from MRSA. That will be a difficult call to make–the kind I avoid like the plague.
And then there is that pesky 50 pounds I would like to lose before the camera adds it back on. By September 2. HAHAHAHA!
I thought I had accomplished a lot of things today, but it isn’t looking so good now. I guess I will go bombard Dr. Jones with all of this stuff in the morning while he is getting his old house bulldozed down. I can’t wait to see that!
MUST GO TO BED!
Marshall’s story is officially featured on Dr. Lei’s blog beginning today, Sunday, August 14. I finally got it finished enough for the feature, and I am so grateful to her for giving me the push I needed to finish it!