When Immigration Becomes 2 Fast, 2 Furious…Oops – Tuberculosis Outbreak; Sorry about That!

Virtue-signaling, the lazy, self-justifying compulsion of most progressives you went to school with, is the act of communicating by words, actions, or illustration their passion for some social justice issue that makes them look 1) caring; 2) in step with the times. It doesn’t need to be followed up with any walking of the talk, it just needs to be signified on Facebook cover photos, t-shirts, or words spoken a little louder than necessary at Starbucks. And although the hot social issue du jour for leftists changes a bit every 2 – 3 years, when an issue is “in”, it’s In. And today what’s In is “Welcoming Refugees”.

Beyond a few magnanimous sounding syllables that prove how caring one is merely by stating they “stand with refugees”, nothing is really required of the social justice warrior. Hence the laziness, the susceptibility to herd mentality, and the persistently self-referential nature of these people. It’s not important to them whether an immigrant is actually a “refugee” under the statutory definition or an economic migrant – two significantly different things – it’s only important that the immigrants look downtrodden, brownish, and needful of some kind of aid. Unfortunately this lack of interest in examining any concrete details of actual immigration – the rate of admission, the question of background checks, public health impacts, the ability of the U.S. to accommodate a potentially unlimited stream of entrants – gives the back of the hand to the complexity of the problem. But these are just terribly unimportant minutiae to the progressive who just wants to look like they’re doing the right thing.

As it turns out, if you accept too many people from around the world in a short time frame without careful consideration for what impact their arrival will have, you can actually endanger the public health of the people already living here. Such is the case in Minnesota where, if only more caution and time had been taken to admit immigrants more slowly, we would not be facing an uncontrolled outbreak of tuberculosis, measles, and syphilis.

 

Minnesota Dept of Health needs $5 million to fight infectious diseases in immigrant population

Posted by Ann Corcoran [Refugee Resettlement Watch] on May 11, 2017

Hey, since many of the refugees and other immigrants now causing expensive infectious diseases to spread in the state are a result of Obama’s migration policy, maybe he could contribute his $3 million speaking fee to Minnesota as a partial payment to handle the crisis!

Here is the latest news generated by the recent Measles epidemic in Minnesota. As of Tuesday there were 50 diagnosed cases, most (45) are in the ‘Somali community.’

And, we are told that refugees don’t cost state and local taxpayers a dime!

From Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart:

Minnesota Health Commissioner Dr. Ed Ehlinger sounded an alert on more frequent and costly threats to the public health, referencing measles, tuberculosis, and even the Zika virus and syphilis, according to a statement released by the MDH on Wednesday as reported by Hometownsource.com.

“In recent months, state and local public health officials have had to respond to a series of infectious disease outbreaks including multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, hundreds of new cases of syphilis, and now, the largest measles outbreak the state has faced in nearly 30 years. These outbreaks come on the heels of extensive public health efforts in 2016 for the Zika virus response and in 2014-15 for Ebola preparedness,” he added…..

[….]

Minnesota is currently in the middle of the largest outbreak of measles in over twenty years. As of Tuesday, 50 cases of measles have been diagnosed in the state since the first case was reported on April 11, 45 of which have been diagnosed in Somali Minnesotans.

As Breitbart News reported previously, 90 percent of the 168 cases of active tuberculosis diagnosed in Minnesota in 2016 were foreign-born, much higher than the 67 percent of foreign-born cases that accounted for the 9,287 cases of active TB diagnosed in the United States in 2016.

Fourteen of those cases were from newly arrived refugees, eleven of whom were diagnosed with active TB in medical screenings overseas but were nonetheless allowed to resettle in Minnesota by the Obama administration’s Department of Homeland Security.

Continue reading here. The article is chock full of important information and links to follow.

See my ‘Health issues’ category, here, where I have archived 329 previous posts about health issues (including mental health issues) involving the refugee flow to America.

I wondered here if this Measles outbreak started with a newly arrived refugee from Somalia (or from elsewhere in East Africa since a large number of our Somalis come from UN camps in Kenya).

BTW, Slate had a hysterical story the other day claiming this Measles outbreak is Trump’s fault—not because he is admitting infected Somalis, but because he hangs with “Anti-vaxxer pals.”  Huh?

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