Georgia lawmaker Betty Price, the wife of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, originally suggested that people with HIV should be quarantined according to the New York Daily News. She later walked back this suggestion.
Georgia Rep. Betty Price came under for this week for floating the idea that people with the disease that leads to AIDS be cordoned off to stop its spread. The “provocative and rhetorical comment,” made during a public hearing Friday, was “taken completely out of context,” the state lawmaker said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “I do not support a quarantine in this public health challenge and dilemma of undertreated HIV patients,” Berry Price said in the statement.