Skip to comments.With swine flu, Hispanics worry about racism (damage control alert)
Posted on 04/30/2009 11:32:05 AM PDT by lado
Officials at several health clinics serving largely Hispanic residents in the Chicago area today cautioned against unfairly tying Hispanics to the outbreak.
At a news conference held at the Pilsen Wellness Center, 2319 S. Damen Ave., the center partnered with the Centro de Salud Esperanza clinic to voice concerns about potential racism directed at Hispanics because the virus is believed to have originated in Mexico.
"Right now one of the things that we want to prevent is the stereotyping" of Hispanics and Mexicans in particular," said Eddy Borrayo, director of substance abuse at the Pilsen Wellness Center.
Dr. Alejandro Clavier, medical director at Centro de Salud Esperanza said he has seen an uptick in people coming to the organization's health center. He said concerns about increased susceptibility to swine flu because of recent travel to Mexico is warranted.
Clavier advised people to repeatedly wash their hands, cover their mouths with tissue when they cough and immediately dispose of those tissues, and to remain at home if they are sick so as not to spread the virus.
He also told people to immediately seek medical attention if they experience high fever, difficulty breathing, coughing and body aches.
Oh, by all means...let’s politicize this further...
I heard that the swine flu outbreak was a big republican plot to get the borders closed. Eventually, enough people will get sick, and we will have to keep Mexicans from crossing the borders, in turn, this will reduce the democrats voting strength also.
They never heard of the Asian Flu then...
1st confirmed case of the chimichanga flu in GA
Oh good grief.
Why doesn’t anyone worry about stereotyping white people? They aren’t all racists.
“Right now one of the things that we want to prevent is the stereotyping” of Hispanics and Mexicans in particular....
Really?.....If that’s your priority, fine.
My priority is not to catch THE MEXICAN FLU!
Of course!....me too!....That’s the first thing that pops into my mind!.....We must be P.C.!....Go to hell!
I am of Mexican Decent and nobody has told me they are afraid of catching the flu from me!!
Sure, like all the homosexuals we quarantined in the 80’s at the height of the AID’s scare... < /s>
They ought to worry about their proclivity to enter this country illegally.
The left must continue to do its job by making certain that truth and fact do not escape and find their way to the public.
If I were you I’d be very careful until they know more about this thing. It seems the only people to have died are of hispanic decent so who knows why and until they do be careful!
Rush mentioned this at the end of the show, today.
Where’s the fence??????
“They ought to worry about their proclivity to enter this country illegally.”
More like "swine_ism"?
Yes by all means right now we need more Political Correctness (faith in the evasion of physical reality).
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