Immigrant Disease Outbreaks and Media Cover-Ups
Out of all the arguments in favor of open borders, the left’s willingness to import exotic and disgusting diseases from the Third World has to be one of the craziest ones. It’s not as if an outbreak of the plague or Ebola is going to make an exception for Members of Congress if it happens here.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is doing everything in its power to ensure that Americans don’t find out about rare disease outbreaks that keep happening in the US.
Measles was declared to have been eliminated from the United States in the year 2000. The number of cases reported to the CDC had trickled down to just 37 in 2004. But ever since the United States suddenly began welcoming more than 1 million legal immigrants per year in Bush’s second term, measles has been making a comeback.
America was up to 667 cases of measles in 2014 and we’re on pace to reach about 1,250 cases in 2019.
Pertussis is another disease that you would think is on the decline in America. Also known as whooping cough, pertussis is the ‘P’ in the DTP vaccine that states want to force all children to take as infants.
Yet Los Angeles County, where more than 50 percent of the adult population doesn’t speak English at home, is now dealing with three huge pockets of pertussis outbreaks. It’s even spreading into the wealthy liberal neighborhoods.
The posh Harvard-Westlake school just north of Beverly Hills, where movie executives spend $40,000 per year in tuition to try to keep their kids away from illegal aliens and MS-13, had 30 cases of pertussis last month.
In a hilarious example of vaccine shaming that backfired on the media, they initially tried to blame the outbreak on unvaccinated white students. But as it turned out, none of children who had opted out of the DTP vaccine caught pertussis.
Whether you are personally pro- or anti-forced vaccination of children, it’s worth pausing to consider that for just a moment.
None of the unvaccinated students caught pertussis. 30 students who had been vaccinated for pertussis caught the disease.
It’s always hilarious to watch an open-borders bureaucrat who works for HHS try to explain away some exotic foreign disease that heritage Americans have never heard of. They’ll wring their hands in front of the cameras and say, “Gosh, we’re just baffled about how Nigerian bat-borne oral fungus could have shown up in a middle school in Iowa. We’re looking at cafeteria hand-washing policies as a possible culprit.”
Uh huh. Meanwhile in other news, a 13-year-old “Iowa boy” named Yundigagikwe says he’s worried that he’ll be deported if Trump is reelected in 2020.
On a far more serious note, tuberculosis (TB) rates have skyrocketed in recent years in America. After it became clear in 2016 that Donald Trump might carry the election, caravan after caravan of illegal aliens began storming the southern border.
They were obviously trying to make it in before it was too late, in hopes of capitalizing on an amnesty bill after the southern border is effectively walled off.
TB had been declining for decades in America prior to this. Following the high of 17,725 cases in 1986, the number had fallen to just 3,201 in 2015. But in 2016, the number skyrocketed back up to 9,271 cases. In 2017, there were 9,105 cases reported by the CDC.
And for those who don’t know, tuberculosis has a hard mortality rate of about 10%. These figures also give us a nice comeback for anyone singing the praises of open borders. “We need open borders, because how else are we supposed to triple the rate of fatal communicable diseases in America?”
The media will go out of its way to tell you that none of these weird disease outbreaks are caused by legal and illegal immigrants. You have to read between the lines of news reports or do your own research to figure out that these diseases are being brought into the country by sick foreigners.
Remember the E coli outbreak in the Romaine lettuce a couple of months ago? E coli doesn’t just spontaneously grow in leaves of lettuce.
It has to be put on the lettuce by farm workers – none of whom are Americans – that didn’t wash their hands after they went to the bathroom. These disease outbreaks and the subsequent media coverups are yet another symptom of “open borders fever.”