ILLEGAL ALIENS AND TUBERCULOSIS

The excerpt you are about to read comes from my blog of September 21, 2014:

Suppose I told you that 700 infants in the border town of El Paso, Texas, which has been “stocked” with illegal aliens over the past two years, have been exposed to tuberculosis – a horrible disease which was – until recently – virtually eradicated in the United States, but which is no stranger at all to parts of Central America – including Guatemala and Honduras, where a large percentage of the illegal aliens flooding into our country are coming from.

Would you put those facts together?  Would you at least be consider the possibility that they are connected?

Well, it happened.  And here is the entire report on it from CBS News – Dallas/Fort Worth & The Associated Press.  Read it and weep for the triumph of political correctness over journalism:

EL PASO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – More than 700 infants at an El Paso hospital have been exposed to tuberculosis by an employee infected with the disease, according to public health officials.

The city’s Department of Public Health says the infants along with about 40 employees at Providence Memorial Hospital were exposed.

Officials say they were exposed from September 2013 to August. The employee worked in the hospital’s nursery. Officials said employment and medical records were reviewed to determine which infants and employees were exposed.

Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the health authority for El Paso County, says the hospital workers have been tested and officials are waiting on results. Letters were sent Thursday to the parents of the infants directing them to undergo screenings.

Ocaranza says TB is treatable and the exposure doesn’t represent a public health threat.

The CDC warns that tuberculosis, if not treated properly, can be fatal.

The El Paso Department of Public Health setup a website to provide updated information to the community, including a detailed calendar of potential exposure dates.

No mention at all of any possible connection between a sudden appearance of tuberculosis and the influx of these illegal aliens.

No mention at all of how many illegal aliens were specifically shipped (for lack of a better word) to El Paso, as they have been shipped to cities around the country, while most of our media desperately find rationales to look the other way and pretend this is not happening.

But what we do have is a benignly worded reassurance that “TB is treatable and the exposure doesn’t represent a public heath threat”.  If one of those infants were yours, or if you were one of the 40 exposed employees, would that be reassuring to you?

Now, let’s look at the following excerpt from Michael Patrick Leahy’s article at breitbart.com (NOT from any mainstream media source, whether CBS, the Associated Press, or otherwise):

Seven refugees with active tuberculosis (TB) were diagnosed shortly after their resettlement in Idaho between 2011 and 2015, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

This makes Idaho the seventh state to confirm to Breitbart News that recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB.

The other states in which recently arrived refugees have been diagnosed with active TB include: Louisiana (twenty-one), Florida (eleven), Colorado, (ten), Indiana (four), Kentucky (where nine were diagnosed in one county), and North Dakota (where four refugees who resided in the United States for less than five years were diagnosed in one county).

Point made?  I would hope so.

But…nothing to see here, sheeple.  Mainstream media knows best what to tell you.  Move along, move, along….which is the long form way of saying…

Keep ’em ignorant and you own ’em.

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