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Florida State Surgeon General Letter to HHS Regarding Unaccompanied Children
Florida Department of Health ^ | July 18, 2014 | Dr. John H. Armstrong

Posted on 07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by Politico2isBack

July 18, 2014

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, DC 20201

Craig Fugate, Administrator Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security 500 C Street SW Washington, DC 20472

Secretary Burwell and Administrator Fugate:

The Florida Department of Health has received unconfirmed reports that the federal government is bringing unaccompanied minors from the border to Florida today. On July 17, we received unconfirmed information that dozens of children were being brought by plane into Miami on Friday. This same day, ABC news reported that "the federal government is so overwhelmed by the current tide of migrants crossing the border it cannot provide basic medical screening to all of these children before transporting them, often by air, to longer-term holding facilities across the country.” (Feds Struggling to Cope with Medical 'Breakdown' at the Border, ABC News, July 17, 2014.)

Specifically, ABC News reported that your Health and Human Services Department's Director of Refugee Health said you, "identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes.” This breakdown was described in the news report as "a systemic failure of the handoff of these children between Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Health and Human Services (HHS).”

If these reports are accurate, this "systemic failure” in the federal system is extremely worrisome. In order to fulfill my duties as Florida's State Surgeon General, I am asking you to immediately provide the below information. This information is urgently needed to guard the health and safety of Florida communities across our state and is vital to the well-being of those children from the border who may have come through the flawed federal system.

• Will you notify the Florida Department of Health immediately of any current or future unaccompanied minors coming to, or placed in, Florida, including their current location?

• Are you conducting health screenings both at the border and again at the time the children are placed in shelters?

• What medical services, if any, were provided to any children placed in Florida?

• Do you have any records of infectious diseases associated with the children currently in federal care in Florida?

• Have any of the children been hospitalized in Florida with fevers accompanying their illnesses? If so, where are they being treated?

Because of the urgency of this request, this letter is being immediately emailed and faxed to you. I expect a prompt response to my request for information on existing unaccompanied minors in Florida and would like to stress the importance of future timely communications.

Sincerely,

John H. Armstrong, MD, FACS State Surgeon General and Secretary Florida Department of Health


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; border; fl; florida; illegal; immigration; migrants; surge
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1 posted on 07/18/2014 9:56:11 AM PDT by Politico2isBack
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To: Politico2isBack

The purpose of a National Border is to keep aliens OUT.


2 posted on 07/18/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Politico2isBack

Another reason not to fly because you know those planes aren’t fumigated.


3 posted on 07/18/2014 10:02:07 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Politico2isBack

Probable Obama Regime response: Sick the IRS on Dr. Armstrong.


4 posted on 07/18/2014 10:04:52 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Politico2isBack

Good for Jack Armstrong for his correct medical stand re the health status of Obamas storm of illegal immigrants, ie, the his new democrat voters.

Of course Jack will be labeled a racist. The IRS will check on decades of his returns and start a vendective overlook re his past and current tax status.

Google/NSA will continue to monitor any electronic communication Jack has had over the years and future communication.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 10:10:43 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, = new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: bgill

Why aren’t the airlines refusing to fly these unscreened illegals? Southwest had a red eye flight (cover of darkness) from PHX to Baltimore, last night, with several illegals and their handlers/escorts.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 10:12:56 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Politico2isBack

Another brave soul standing up for what is right.

Prayers.


7 posted on 07/18/2014 10:13:28 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: Politico2isBack

I can easily answer Dr. Armstrong’s questions for him:

1. No
2. No
3. Don’t know
4. No
5. Don’t know

Regards,
.fedgov


8 posted on 07/18/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Jane Long

$$$$$$$$$


9 posted on 07/18/2014 10:24:34 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: Politico2isBack

Dear Dr. Armstrong,

F.U. We’ll do whatever we want.

Sincerely,
Barry


10 posted on 07/18/2014 10:25:58 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: Politico2isBack

Thank you, Dr Armstrong, for doing your job.


11 posted on 07/18/2014 10:50:46 AM PDT by SisterK (the great tribulation begins)
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To: Politico2isBack

Obama is now conducting biological warfare against the citizens of the United States.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Politico2isBack

You know Fla. has a large number of older people and in general older people have weaker immune systems so the General’s concern is well founded.

Good letter and I liked its tone, seems he is not going to stand for this BS from the thugs in Washington. About time someone with a spine showed up and did their job.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 10:52:34 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Jane Long

as said earlier by someone else...

Obama can ground them. It has not come out yet, but I’d bet threats where made.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 10:52:58 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: 762X51

Dear Dr. Armstrong,

F.U. We’ll do whatever we want. So sue me.

Sincerely,
Barry


Fixed.


15 posted on 07/18/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: catnipman; Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
Obama is now conducting biological warfare against the citizens of the United States.

Good post. I really don't think this is overstated.

16 posted on 07/18/2014 11:24:25 AM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: Jane Long

Probably because they value their licenses too much. Tick off the government and they’ll send in inspectors to shut you down. Heil, hussein!


17 posted on 07/18/2014 11:25:49 AM PDT by bgill
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


18 posted on 07/18/2014 12:02:16 PM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Politico2isBack
Connecticut!! Or Maryland!! Democrat governors are saying no...SO SHOULD FLORIDA!
19 posted on 07/18/2014 12:12:31 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Politico2isBack

I’m sure those questions are academic — he certainly doesn’t expect an answer to any of them???


20 posted on 07/18/2014 12:12:52 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: bkopto

Too bad passengers can’t demand answers by the airlines to similar questions, such as have you transported illegal aliens, have their been any reports of passengers with communicable diseases on your planes, which planes, or have you fumigated your planes,and how recently, specific flight information please, etc.


21 posted on 07/18/2014 1:06:42 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: bkopto

6. hard drive crashed all info lost


22 posted on 07/18/2014 1:14:51 PM PDT by rolling_stone (1984)
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To: Jane Long

Honestly? We should forward Dr. Armstrong’s letter to Southwest, and ask them what THEY are doing to ensure the rest of their passengers health? Could anyone getting sick sue them?


23 posted on 07/18/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: lonevoice

He is right.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 1:27:28 PM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: Politico2isBack

Bringing diseased children into the state is certainly worse than bringing diseased plants.

Like diseased plants, the diseased alien latrinos should be turned away


25 posted on 07/18/2014 1:30:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Politico2isBack

WEAK.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 1:42:46 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: Truth29

Excellent point. Who knows how many TB germs are floating around in the aircraft’s cabin, not to mention head lice and bedbugs.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 1:44:06 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bkopto

Oops - I forgot scabies.


28 posted on 07/18/2014 1:50:09 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Politico2isBack

He should of said something about fundraisers to get Onama’s attention..


29 posted on 07/18/2014 2:06:28 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: Alas Babylon!

That’s what I’ve been wondering. What is their (airlines) liability...for the paying, non-illegal passengers’ health?

When I first read that these illegals were being FLOWN across the country, I naively imagined chartered flights...with only the illegals as passengers...or, at the very least, just the illegals being flown on commercial flights...no general public. I hoped they were at least disinfecting the planes, afterwards.

But, that is not the case. They’re being boarded and flown along with the general public, in spite of the health risks (confirmed cases of H1N1, scabies, pneumonia, etc.).


30 posted on 07/18/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Politico2isBack

thpppttthzzzz - geeze. In consideration of the FAILED SYSTEM and hence, failure to examine and/or screen the “undocumented children”, why in the HELL didn’t the Florida Surgeon General NOTIFY the federales that he WILL NOT ALLOW said undocumented children to be placed within the state of Florida unless and until they ARE screened for communicable disease?????? Wimp.
Speaking of which, why are they still here????? WHY HAVEN’T THEY BEEN GIVEN A ONE-WAY TICKET BACK TO WHERE THEY CAME FROM?


31 posted on 07/18/2014 2:56:18 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (OBAMA ..IMPEACH, REMOVE, AND IMPRISON. WHAT THE HECK ARE WE WAITING FOR - CHRISTMAS?)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

bULL sHIT. Letter not worded STRONG ENOUGH. If the situation is truly worrisome, he needs to get mean and get some muscle behind him.


32 posted on 07/18/2014 3:00:33 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: ourworldawry

Totally agree.


33 posted on 07/18/2014 3:02:14 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: bgill

They are flying charter flights not commercial.


34 posted on 07/18/2014 3:14:52 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jane Long

How can we find out what airlines are flying the kids and what airlines aren’t?


35 posted on 07/18/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: driftdiver
They are flying charter flights not commercial.

No. Some of them are flying commercial. They get priority boarding too. Before first class. LOL

36 posted on 07/18/2014 3:22:48 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

“Military in uniform, move to coach, illegals, move to 1st class.”


37 posted on 07/18/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Politico2isBack

You can’t take a horse into Florida, without state employee review of his vet papers at the border.


38 posted on 07/18/2014 3:46:20 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slaveryonc)
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To: fivecatsandadog

This appears to be the first letter and it hit all the high points and was blunt about the urgency of the situation.

Far as I know he doesn’t have a swat team to deliver it, if he does I expect the 2nd will be more pointed.

At least he guy is trying and not bending over for this crap. If these kids do carry infectious diseases that kill some of the older folks may wake up a bunch of seniors and since they have less time to live they may take to their walkers and attack. I would like to see that.

He is called the surgeon general but that does not mean that he commands and army. The best he can hope to do is quarantine those children or gang members with infectious diseases if they will give up their locations. There has to be a paper trail to them available somewhere. What we need is another Eric Snowden to dig this info out and release it.


39 posted on 07/18/2014 5:33:46 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: ladyjane

You do understand that charter is nothing but commercial where you buy up all the seats, right? We chartered a plane once that had just come in from a chartered flight for some pro football team. They don’t throw the plane away after one use. It goes back into circulation so the next planeload of passengers get to sit in seats with who knows what ick.


40 posted on 07/18/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Graewoulf
The purpose of a National Border is to keep aliens OUT."

That doesn't apply if the nation has a traitor in the White House and gutless cowards in Congress.

41 posted on 07/18/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Truth29

** Sick the IRS on Dr. Armstrong**

??

So that he is ill?

Or do you mean something else?


42 posted on 07/18/2014 7:13:12 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Jane Long

This could be happening and not being reported, but I would think the Flight Attendant and Pilots Unions, and to a lesser extent the baggage handlers would be up in arms about this. They’re exposed to who knows how many communicable diseases day in and day out. And their families by definition would be at great risk as well.

An immediate strike is warranted.


43 posted on 07/18/2014 8:37:10 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

I just told hubby that, earlier today...if the airline brass can’t or won’t say anything, surely those at risk, on the front lines, will.


44 posted on 07/18/2014 8:41:29 PM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: catnipman
Obama is now conducting biological warfare against the citizens of the United States.

Yep.
45 posted on 07/18/2014 9:17:51 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey NSA!)
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To: catnipman

Agreed. And the Congress, both parties, are aiding and abetting.


46 posted on 07/18/2014 10:00:26 PM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Truth29; bkopto
Head and body lice appear to be the same species, genetic study finds
Phys.org
Apr 09, 2012

A new study offers compelling genetic evidence that head and body lice are the same species. The finding is of special interest because body lice can transmit deadly bacterial diseases, while head lice do not.

The study appears in the journal Insect Molecular Biology.

Scientists have long debated whether human head and body lice are the same or different species. The head louse (Pediculus humanus capitis) is a persistent nuisance, clinging to and laying its eggs in the hair, digging its mouthparts into the scalp and feeding on blood several times a day. The body louse (Pediculus humanus humanus) tends to be larger than its cranial counterpart, and is a more dangerous parasite. It lays its eggs on clothing, takes bigger blood meals, and can transmit relapsing fever, trench fever and epidemic typhus to its human host.

Previous studies have found that even when they are both present on the same host, head and body lice don't stray into each other's territories. They don't breed with one another in the wild, but they have been shown to successfully reproduce under specific laboratory conditions. The presence of head lice has little to do with human hygiene, but body lice seem to appear out of nowhere when hygiene suffers – in times of war or economic hardship, for example.

~snip~

"The differences in their sequences were so minor that if we didn't know they were separate groups, we would have considered them the same species," he said.

~snip~


47 posted on 07/18/2014 10:33:04 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: Salvation

sick = sic, although in this context an interesting homonym substitution.


48 posted on 07/19/2014 2:53:55 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Politico2isBack; Joe Brower; seekthetruth
Being ignored by south Florida media!
49 posted on 07/19/2014 8:11:39 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Politico2isBack

They are adding another illegal alien location to Florida every few days. Four locations are there already. This map is updated every day.
https://www.google.com/maps/ms?msid=215860821987081633721.0004fd39453513c9dc418&msa=0&ie=UTF8&ll=38.993572,-95.405273&spn=29.283014,54.404297&t=m&source=embed&dg=feature


50 posted on 07/19/2014 9:25:25 AM PDT by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real, they have some pretty good ideas.)
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