Skip to comments.Border wall work in Arizona speeds up, igniting contagion fears
Posted on 03/31/2020 1:34:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
AJO, Ariz. - Motels, mobile home camps and Airbnbs in this small Arizona border town are full up. Work crews stream into eateries for takeout orders. License plates on trucks parked outside the crowded laundromat come from as far away as Alaska.
Around the country, some states have cut back on construction activity to curb the spread of the coronavirus, and hotels and restaurants in many cities have closed. But here in Arizona, the federal government is embarking on a frenetic new phase of construction of the border wall.
The Trump administration contends that the wall will help prevent the spread of the virus into the United States from Mexico, though epidemiologists and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say such a barrier would not mitigate the outbreaks already occurring in every state.
The intensification of construction during the pandemic is raising fears among residents of Ajo and other nearby border communities that the growing influx of workers increases their risk of exposure. Some disease specialists in Arizona are warning that workers clustered in tight quarters along the border could spread the virus around the country when they return to their families.
This administrations priority is to get the wall done. The rest of us might as well be damned, said Maria Singleton, 57, an Ajo resident who has documented in Facebook posts how wall construction is affecting the town - with traffic, noise, dust and, now, new worries about getting sick.
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Right, this is a great time to be for open borders. A perfect time. Who the heck would want our borders closed at a time like this?
I just cannot believe how much on the wrong side of the facts and history the left is right now.
And everyday their media lapdogs try to convince us that water is air and air is water.
Hey San Fran Chron, watch your step outside your building.
Cram it, Maria.
Mexicans now want the wall as much as we do... such the irony.
The efforts to put an end to the flow of illegal aliens will not cease due to your concerns.
“By all means necessary, stop the wall.”
That’s what I’m reading here.
Of course, the Leftist San Fran rag would site unnamed experts that say a wall doesnt help keep disease out, but they are wrong. The first thing the districts bordering Wuhan did was build walls across roads leading out of Wuhan. It helped them survive.
Support for border wall would skyrocket out of sight.
“Sorry Comrades. The efforts to put an end to the flow of illegal aliens will not cease due to your concerns.”
Let’s not forget, the building of the wall is itself under the auspices of a formally declared National Emergency.
This actually REDUCES my contagion fears. Fewer illegals from foreign countries with inferior healthcare systems because their governments are more authoritarian is a safer bet for us.
Sheesh...worried about “contagion” from AMERICAN workers, but NOT worried about contagion from foreign invaders. You have to be totally insane to be “woke.”
If your response to any condition is the same position, forgive the rest of us if we do not take you seriously.
Hard to make this crap up, sadly we don’t have to.
If illegals voted Republican, the liberals would hang them from that wall.
I dunno... Is that proper social distancing?
I think that worker in the yellow vest is less than 600 feet from the nearest person...
Well, golleee...I would have sworn a US/Mexico barrier would have INSTANTLY knocked down the spread in every state. But I'm not an epidemiologist, so what do I know?
Talk about a non sequitur!
Would love to see PDJT propose a modern day WPA program to ramp up construction of the border wall by hiring some of now furloughed workers across the country!!!
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