Dunner – who I think is a fellow brother-in-rage – caught a recent swatch of Stephanopolous:
STEPHANOPOULOS: […] Do you believe that tears and sweat can transmit HIV?
FRIST: I don’t know. I can tell you …
STEPHANOPOULOS: You don’t know?
FRIST: I can tell you things like, like …
STEPHANOPOULOS: Well, wait, let me stop you, you don’t know that, you believe that tears and sweat might be able to transmit AIDS?
FRIST: Yeah, no, I can tell you that HIV is not very transmissible as an element like, compared to smallpox, compared to the flu. It is not, but the first slide, because I think it’s dangerous to show that and then sort of walk away.