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Some of this may have been arbitrary and possible stupid. Arbitrary stupid rules are made to be broken but to do so blatantly is stupid and I'm sure no one has ever challenged the laws on minors consuming alcohol or the non-medical use of marijuana. The people acted stupidly and there was evidence that laws were being violated.   

On radio they are reporting all pandemic related charges are being dropped.  Even the $500 fines for masks are being dropped as they know they are unconstitutional.  The parents now only face charges of allowing a party where underage drinking allegedly took place.  That is an existing law and has nothing to do with the mandates. Given the details they estimate it will be a very small monetary fine and maybe expenses for police force.

That seems more reasonable. Stupidity may get you killed but it has never been criminalised.

Covid in New York
486,979   cases   33,193 deaths

Mary worked as a cook in the New York City area for eight families, seven of which had members that contracted Covid-19. Mary worked in Mamaroneck, New York, where within two weeks of her employment, residents developed Covid-19. Mary then moved to Manhattan, where members of the family for whom she worked contracted Covid-19, and the housekeeper died. Mary then went to work for a lawyer and left after seven of the eight people in that household became ill with Covid-19.

Mary was then hired by a prosperous lawyer. Within a week, his housekeeper laundress was infected with Covid-19, and soon four of the seven other household members were ill with Covid-19.   Immediately after the outbreak began, Mary left and moved to Tuxedo Park, NY., where she was hired by another employer Two weeks later, the maid in his household was infected wirh Covid-19 and taken to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where her case of Covid-19 was the first in that area.

After bailing on yet another employer, Mary took a position in Oyster Bay on Long Island with the family of a wealthy New York banker. Mary went along with the family when they rented a house in Oyster Bay for the summer. Six of the 11 people in the family came down with Covid-19. Health authorities took water samples from pipes, faucets, toilets, and the cesspool, all of which were negative for Covid-19.

Mary was then hired by a family that lived on Park Avenue. Their maid got sick and soon the new family's only daughter got Covid-19 and died. This case helped to identify Mary as the source of the Covid-19 infections.

Health aurhorities were unable to locate Mary because she generally left after an outbreak began, without giving a forwarding address. Health Authorities then learned of an active outbreak in a penthouse on Park Avenue and discovered Mary was their cook. Two of the household's maids were hospitalized, and the daughter of the family died of Covid-19.

Health authorities met with Mary and accused her of spreading the disease. She then threatened the health inspector with a weapon. When Mary refused to give blood, urine and stool samples for diagnostic testing, Health Authorities  decided to do contact tracing.

NYC Health Authoritied found that of the eight families that had hired Mary as a cook, multiple members of seven families contracted Covid-19.

Mary again refused to cooperate with Health Authorities, believing that Covid  was everywhere (and it was just a hoax). The public did not believe that healthy asymptomatic carriers was a real thing.

Under sections 1169 and 1170 of the Greater New York Charter, Mary was arrested as a public health threat since she would not isolate/quarantine. She was forced into an ambulance by five policemen and a doctor, who at some point had to sit on Mary to restrain her. Mary was transported to the Willard Parker Hospital, where she was restrained and forced to give medical testing samples. For four days, she wasn't even allowed to get up and use the bathroom on her own. The massive amounts of Covid-19 that were discovered in her samples indicated that the infection in her was high. Under questioning, Mary admitted that she almost never washed her hands.

In March 19, Mary was sentenced to quarantine. While quarantined,  she had to give medical samples three times per week. She still refused because she did not believe she carried the Covid-19 disease. Mary was also unwilling to stop working as a cook, a job that earned her more money than any other.

Some Health authorities argued that Mary just had to be taught to carefully treat her condition and ensure that she would not transmit Covid-19 to others.  Mary never did believe that she was a carrier. Eventually she was out of quarentine. 

After she was out of isolation Mary said she was "prepared to change her occupation (that of a cook), and would give assurance by court affidavit that she would upon her release take such hygienic precautionsas would protect those with whom she came in contact, from infection."
But Mary started cooking again. She used fake names and took jobs as a cook against the explicit instructions of health authorities.  She worked in a number of kitchens in restaurants, hotels, and spa centers. Almost wherever she worked, there were outbreaks of Covid-19. However, since she changed jobs frequently, and used fake names, the Health Authority was unable to locate her.

Mary started working at Sloane Hospital in New York City. Soon 25 people were infected with Covid-19, and two died. Finally Mary was found and ID'd. Mary again fled, but the police were able to find and arrest her when she took food to a friend on Long Island. Mary was then returned to quarantine.

The authorities gave her a private living area. She was allowed to take day trips to the mainland and offered Mary a job as a technician, doing data entry.

Some health officials have estimated that Mary may have caused 50 fatalities, and countless infections in New York.

This is actually a true story. Mary Mallon is her real name, aka "Typhoid Mary", who spread actually Typhoid, not Covid-19 since it did not exist yet. The name of the disease is the only thing that was changed.

Today, the phrase "Typhoid Mary" is a colloquial term for anyone who, knowingly or not, spreads disease to others as a superspreader.

Mary was not the only superspreader, just the most infamous during that time. Tony Labella caused over 100 cases (with five deaths); an Adirondack guide named John infected 36 people (with two deaths); and Alphonse Cotils, a restaurateur and bakery owner caused many infections and deaths.

Different disease, different people, same stupidity and ignorance.


snopes casts doubts on the actual details of what happened with typhoid mary and seems to indicate much of it was exaggerated


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