Monday, January 15, 2024

Biden Administration Mum About the Infectious Diseases Tracked Back into the US by Illegal Aliens; Leprosy, Polio, Malaria, TB, Measles... And Massive Unscreened Illegal Immigration

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Biden administration mum about the infectious diseases tracked back into the US by illegal aliens:
Polio, tuberculosis, leprosy, malaria, and other diseases once eradicated or controlled are making a comeback.
Over 6.85 million illegal aliens have stolen into the U.S. since President Joe Biden took office. More have entered undetected. This ongoing incursion, largely by single adults, comes at a hefty price.
While numerical values can be assigned to the cost of illegal immigration — an estimated $451 billion annually just to house the migrants who've entered under Biden's watch and another $3 billion in federal welfare benefits for every million parolees released into the U.S. — it can also be observed under microscopes, in hospital waiting rooms, and occasionally in morgues.
Diseases once thought eradicated or controlled in the U.S. have made a comeback, in part due to the influx of illegal aliens from a growing list of countries in recent years.
Leprosy and polio
"The recent polio and leprosy cases are almost certainly imports to the U.S.," Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a physician and scientist at Stanford University, told RealClearInvestigations.
Leprosy was long a rarity in the U.S., with most cases affecting travelers to distant countries with high rates of the disease, reported CNN. The World Health Organization's Global Health Observatory data shows that in 2022, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Brazil led the world in leprosy cases.
Now this likely import may be endemic in Florida.
Polio, a debilitating and potentially deadly disease, turned up in New York last year. America hadn't seen a case in over a decade, largely because the supermajority of American citizens are vaccinated against the virus during childhood. The New York State Department of Health indicated the unnamed Rockland County resident, left paralyzed by the disease, caught the virus "in a location outside of the U.S.."
Not only did polio hitch a ride back into the country, it made its way into the water supply.
In August 2022, New York City health authorities indicated that they found polio circulating in the city's wastewater after Rockland and Orange Counties had similarly announced the once-eradicated virus had been found in wastewater samples, reported the New York Times.
New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan warned in a damning April 11 letter that around 50% of the migrants pouring into the sanctuary city were not vaccinated against the poliovirus. --->READ MORE HERE
Leprosy, Polio, Malaria, TB, Measles... And Massive Unscreened Illegal Immigration:
Successful public health campaigns and medical advances have enabled the United States to conquer a range of disfiguring and damaging diseases. Polio, which paralyzed thousands of Americans annually, was wiped out by widespread vaccinations. In 1999 the nation’s last hospital for lepers closed its doors in Louisiana. A global campaign eradicated smallpox, while lethal tuberculosis, the “consumption” that stalked characters in decades of literature, seemed beaten by antibiotics. Measles outbreaks still occur from time to time, but they are small, local, and easily contained.
Recently, however, some of these forgotten but still formidable infectious diseases have begun to reappear in the U.S. For two years running, polio has been detected in some New York water samples, and this fall, leprosy re-emerged in Florida, where cases of malaria have also been recorded.
Health officials say they are not sure why these and other infectious diseases are resurfacing. One distinct possibility, which officials are loath to discuss, is that the millions of migrants who have crossed into the country in recent years could be bringing the scourges with them, since many are from countries where such rare diseases persist and vaccination programs are not robust.
“The recent polio and leprosy cases are almost certainly imports to the U.S.,” said Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a physician and scientist at Stanford University, one of the most outspoken critics of official COVID-19 narratives in the last pandemic that later proved flawed.
And the Biden administration, an aggressive promoter of often mandatory vaccination last time, now is offering little public comment on the connection between disease and the porous borders with which its immigration policy has become widely identified.
Neither the Centers for Disease Control nor the Department of Homeland Security would discuss the issue with RealClearInvestigations. Legal immigrants are required to receive vaccinations for a host of diseases, but the Department of Homeland Security acknowledged it does not have vaccination records for the millions who have entered the U.S. since the Biden administration relaxed border controls upon taking office in January 2021.
“It’s not like there is some Typhoid Mary out there, but this is something people are seeing and thinking about, even if they don’t want to discuss it publicly,” said Art Arthur of the Center for Immigration Studies, which opposes the Biden administration’s border policies.
The reticence of federal agencies has not stopped some local officials, however, from raising public health alarms over massive immigration. New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan warned in April that at least half of the migrants who have poured into the city had not been vaccinated against polio. The potentially paralyzing and life-threatening virus remains endemic in two countries in the world, Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to the World Health Organization. Since President Biden ordered what proved to be a chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021, an estimated 90,000 Afghans have come to the U.S. under the terms of Operation Allies Welcome. --->READ MORE HERE
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