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Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health ^ | October 31, 2018 | MIchelle Malkin

Posted on 10/31/2018 8:36:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America's public health and safety.

Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets.

From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: "'We don't know what people have': Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue."

And from The Daily Beast: "Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears 'Diseases' Brought By Migrant Caravan."

This is not "news." It's propaganda recycled and regurgitated by lazy political operatives masquerading as journalists. At least the Newsweek writer gave credit to his zealous hitmen sources: "Ingraham's comments," he dutifully wrote, "were first highlighted by Media Matters for America."

MMfA is a militant left-wing oppo research outfit funded by progressive billionaire George Soros. Somehow, not-really-Newsweek forgot to mention this fact. (Alas, mentioning Soros subsidies has also become a forbidden act this week, but that's another story.) The determined intent of these "news" pieces is not to inform readers but to inflame them with the dog-whistle assumption that conservatives, Fox personalities and ordinary Americans who worry about diseases from immigration are de facto racists.

On cue, tennis star and celebrity leftist Martina Navratilova barked at Fox News' Kilmeade on Twitter: "YOU ARE THE DISEASE! the migrants are not the problem, trump and his sycophants, like you, are the problem. Stop spewing fear and prejudice."

Comedian John Henson tweeted: "Brian Kilmeade is spreading the disease of intolerance every single day..."

And former Clinton press flack-turned CNN hack Joe Lockhart wrote: "This is the disease Fox News spreads every day. They are complicit with Trump in trying to change the character of our country."

Newsflash, fake newsers: It's neither racist nor xenophobic nor hateful to discuss the impact of unfettered mass immigration and unvetted caravans of illegal border-crossers on our public health.

My parents, legal immigrants from the Philippines, were screened for a panoply of communicable and infectious diseases.

My husband's great-great grandparents and their relatives from Ukraine underwent thorough medical and physical exams at Ellis Island immediately after disembarking from their arduous transatlantic journeys. A team of doctors checked for everything from eye disease and muscle weakness to heart conditions, ringworm and mental deficiencies. Those who failed were rejected and ejected. No appeals, no apologies, no amnesty.

I find it especially bizarre that some of the same outspoken, big government advocates for vaccinating every American citizen, young or old, against every possible condition, from the flu to chickenpox to HPV, are the same types now howling over the commonsense idea that we should protect ourselves from foreign diseases.

It wasn't Trump's idea to build a wall against microscopic invaders.

The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates medical screening exams for legal immigrants and refugees from around the world. The tests are performed by authorized physicians in either the applicants' countries of origin or in the United States. The process includes "a physical examination, mental health evaluation, syphilis serologic testing... and chest radiography followed by acid-fast bacillus smears and sputum cultures if the chest radiograph is consistent with tuberculosis (TB)."

Legal immigrants and refugees must provide mandatory proof of vaccination for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hepatitis A and B, rotavirus, meningococcus, chicken pox, pneumonia and seasonal flu.

Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control, not Fox News or the Trump White House or any other evil conservatives, reports that "most experts agree that testing for TB, hepatitis B, and HIV should be performed for most new arrivals to the United States. Clinicians should also make a habit of ensuring that this screening has been done for every new non-US-born patient they see, regardless of time since the person's arrival."

Actual public health experts across the Southwest have reported rises in drug-resistant TB and dengue fever. In June, Australian public health researchers reported that "scabies, long considered a disease of the past in the developed world, is making its way back." The scientists pointed to mass global migration as a leading factor, noting scabies outbreaks among refugees to the European Union and along America's southern border.

And in Germany, federal epidemiologists reported that since opening the floodgates to migrants in 2015, data show "increased incidences in Germany of adenoviral conjunctivitis, botulism, chicken pox, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, dengue fever, echinococcosis, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, giardiasis, haemophilus influenza, Hantavirus, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, louse-borne relapsing fever, malaria, measles, meningococcal disease, meningoencephalitis, mumps, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhus and whooping cough."

It's simply insane to argue we should turn a blind eye to the health status of law-breaking aliens. And it's treachery, yes, treachery, for so-called journalists to use their platforms to blithely smear those who dare to question open borders orthodoxy or report the highly inconvenient facts.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; caravan; ctr4diseasecontrol; invasion; publichealth
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1 posted on 10/31/2018 8:36:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Typhus in LA

2 posted on 10/31/2018 8:39:13 AM PDT by griswold3 (Just another unlicensed nonconformist in a dangerous Liberal world.)
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To: Kaslin

I practiced Primeary Care in a Central American country for over 4 years. I guarantee there is TB, HIV, LGV in that crowd and I wouldn’t be surprised to find Chagas, and Dengue fever not to mention malaria and Yellow Fever. New strains of hepatitis wouldn’t surprise me a bit.

3 posted on 10/31/2018 8:40:24 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Kaslin

Rhetorical question: Why don’t we hear of this on national news????

4 posted on 10/31/2018 8:42:18 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: wastoute; vette6387; rodguy911; unkus; SkyPilot; Howie66; ransomnote

President Trump with a group of physicians nearby should go on TV and tell the American people that this is a health crisis in addition to a national security issue.

There’s a polio-type disease going around as well that we can be sure came from some illegals.

5 posted on 10/31/2018 8:43:39 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

Is anyone keeping track of how many of these people are perishing along the way and how, or is that even possible I wonder? I’m sure the lib media has an idea but ain’t talkin’.

6 posted on 10/31/2018 8:47:55 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: JBW1949

remember Obama laughing off ebola and zika? I do.

7 posted on 10/31/2018 8:49:22 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: wastoute

Neither would I, and who knows what other disease?

8 posted on 10/31/2018 8:51:39 AM PDT by Kaslin (And that is not)
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To: JBW1949

Do you really have to ask?

9 posted on 10/31/2018 8:52:32 AM PDT by Kaslin (And that is not)
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To: Kaslin
Thank You for posting.

LOVE Michelle Malkin!

10 posted on 10/31/2018 8:54:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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Imagine these violent diseased America haters in our schools?


Here's some of the Caravan marchers waiting "patiently" to get to America for a "new life." (sarc)


Democrat Sen Feinstein Promised That If Democrats Takeover at midterms, her "Border Separation Bill,"
W/ 46 Democratic And Two Independent Co-Sponsors, "Will Get Passed."

11 posted on 10/31/2018 8:58:15 AM PDT by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Kaslin
It REALLY pissed me off several years ago when it was finally discovered that I had a TB exposure. Chest X-rays, 11 months of those goddamn pills that made my liver hurt.

Never went active, and I still get occasional skin tests to be sure. I've never been to a country that has it, so someone from one of those countries brought it here.

Saying what I really think about that would probably get me a timeout here.

12 posted on 10/31/2018 9:01:52 AM PDT by real saxophonist (One side has guns and training. Other side's primary concern is 'gender identity'. Who's gonna win?)
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To: Kaslin

And in true hypocrite fashion....Liberals bashing the media is now back en vogue!

13 posted on 10/31/2018 9:11:27 AM PDT by JerseyDvl ("If you're going through hell, keep going.")
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To: Kaslin
“Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health”

Gee-Who knew!

BTW In case YOU flunked ‘personal health and hygiene 101”... It's the reason we have Immigration laws anyway!

The Liberal dumbasses in the US would like YOU to be as stupid and forgetful as THEY are!

14 posted on 10/31/2018 9:16:12 AM PDT by SMARTY (Hatred is a feeling which leads to the extinction of values. Ortega y Gasset)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yeah, are the HHS Secretary and Surgeon General on his side?

15 posted on 10/31/2018 9:17:50 AM PDT by GnuThere
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To: Liz
Here comes 'the children'.....

16 posted on 10/31/2018 9:19:19 AM PDT by caww
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To: griswold3
When I was a pup in the late 1960s/early 1970s, they told us that TB, Typhus, Bubonic Plague, Leporsy, Polio, Bedbugs and other assorted diseases and disease carriers had been completely erridicated from this country.

Not anymore.

17 posted on 10/31/2018 9:21:18 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: caww
Illegal alien kidnapped a 6 year old girl 'from her home', took her to the woods and raped her..Authorities began to search the vicinity for the girl, who was discovered eight hours later after screams were heard coming from a wooded area.

We're just plan stupid to let any of these people in until we have changed our immigration laws to keep them out!

18 posted on 10/31/2018 9:30:12 AM PDT by caww
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To: Vigilanteman

OHIO is invested with bedbugs.

19 posted on 10/31/2018 9:30:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: Kaslin

That’s why I said “rhetorical”...LOL

20 posted on 10/31/2018 9:32:38 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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