The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) used to trace outbreaks to Patient Zero, the index case—the first patient to get, then transmit, a disease. Is this government agency doing due diligence in the cases of the polio-like paralysis infecting hundreds of America’s kids?
By the dictionary’s telling, epidemiology is “the branch of medicine that deals with the study of the causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations.”
By WND’s telling, “the diagnosis of the first cases of AFM, acute flaccid myelitis, in 2014,” coincided with the dispersal of thousands of Central American children among U.S. school children. More conspicuous at that time “was an outbreak of a deadly respiratory illness” that put hundreds of America’s children in intensive care. “Both types of symptoms can probably be caused by enterovirus D68, which happens to be endemic in Central America,” opines Dr. Jane Orient.
Are the state’s epidemiologists—whose job it is to trace and terminate outbreaks of contagious diseases—following these connections?
An outbreak necessitates the tracing of “Patient Zero,” the “single individual who bears the unknowing responsibility for having introduced the disease” to a certain population.
The same taxpayer-funded medical sleuths impressively tracked down the index case in the AIDS epidemic in North America. As documented in the late Randy Shilts’ And the Band Played On, he was Gaetan Dugas, a dashing, promiscuous, Canadian flight attendant, who had had approximately 1,000 sexual partners.
Although the CDC has provided a perfunctory status-update of its AFM Investigation, the agency’s mention of a possible genetic etiology for Poliomyelitis, a dreadful, highly infectious viral disease, is bizarre. It reads like a cop-out.
What next? Like the legendary Lancet has done, can we expect the CDC to diagnose “right-wing politics” with folly and fervency for daring to correlate “migration to infection”?
Lest you worried that “the nation’s health protection agency” was putting America First, the CDC boast s of making strides, between January 2017 and September 2018, “Toward Poliomyelitis Eradication”—in Pakistan. (I guess CDC could argue that lots of Pakistanis will end up in the U.S., “looking for a better life.”)
In any event, along for the ride with the thousands of migrants poised to pour into the U.S. from Central America is a healthy array of microbes: measles, Chagas disease, hepatitis and much more. Diversity, baby.
According to Tijuana’s Health Department, via Fox News, 60 percent of the migrants currently encamped on the U.S. border carry respiratory infections. There are, moreover, confirmed cases of tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, chickenpox, and skin infections galore, in addition to lice—these “serve as vectors of diseases like typhus.”
Stateside, “public health experts across the Southwest have documented rises in drug-resistant TB and dengue fever. In June,” says investigative journalist Michelle Malkin, “Australian public health researchers reported that ‘scabies, long considered a disease of the past in the developed world,’ is back. The scientists fingered “mass global migration as a leading factor, noting scabies outbreaks among refugees to the European Union and along America’s southern border.”
On the Continent—in Germany, in particular—“federal epidemiologists reported that since opening the floodgates to migrants in 2015, data show ‘increased incidences … of adenoviral conjunctivitis, botulism, chicken pox, cholera, cryptosporidiosis, dengue fever, echinococcosis, enterohemorrhagic E. coli, giardiasis, haemophilus influenza, Hantavirus, hepatitis, hemorrhagic fever, HIV/AIDS, leprosy, louse-borne relapsing fever, malaria, measles, meningococcal disease, meningoencephalitis, mumps, paratyphoid, rubella, shigellosis, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, trichinellosis, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhus and whooping cough.”
First in the liberty community to decry the health hazards from the unfettered flow of migrants across the 1,940-mile-long border with Mexico was dazzling Randian scholar and patriot, Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Ph.D., Esq.
Coupled with her health-care policy expertise, Dr. Cosman was an avid outdoorsman and marksman who regularly volunteered to patrol the border with the San Diego County Sheriff’s agents.
In a 2005, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons paper, “Illegal Aliens and American Medicine,” Cosman addressed the effects on the U.S. health system of the bleeding Southwestern border.
TB was virtually absent in Virginia until in 2002, when it spiked a 17 percent increase, but Prince William County, just south of Washington, D.C., had a much larger rise of 188 percent. Public health officials blamed immigrants. In 2001 the Indiana School of Medicine studied an outbreak of MDR-TB, and traced it to Mexican illegal aliens. The Queens, New York, health department attributed 81 percent of new TB cases in 2001 to immigrants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ascribed 42 percent of all new TB cases to foreign born people who have up to eight times higher incidence. Apparently, 66 percent of all TB cases coming to America originate in Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Chagas, cautioned Cosman, is yet another dread disease that has been imported from Latin America and has infiltrated America’s blood supply. “Chagas affects blood transfusions and transplanted organs. No cure exists. Hundreds of blood recipients may be silently infected. After 10 to 20 years, up to 30 percent will die when their hearts or intestines, enlarged and weakened by Chagas, burst.”
Thousands of cases of leprosy over the past few decades may seem negligible, but having been eradicated in the U.S, “leprosy, a scourge in Biblical days and in medieval Europe,” is back. By the reluctant admission of the New York Times, it was brought over from Asia and Latin America.
Other diseases with similar origins and vectors of transmission are dengue fever, polio, malaria, Kawasaki disease, intestinal parasites, and the ghastly brain worm, cysticercosis, which, “in the U.S, is an imported disease … found in immigrants from Mexico, Central and South America.”
To qualify for lawful permanent residency, this legal immigrant, now a citizen of the United States, was screened thoroughly for communicable diseases. The American government knows of every relevant antigen and antibody that courses through my veins.
Whether they’re armed with bombs or bacteria, stopping weaponized invaders from harming Americans falls within the purview of the U.S. government. The CDC swanks that it’s “working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic.” Is it?
Ilana Mercerhas been writing a weekly,paleolibertarian column since 1999. She is the author of “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011) & “The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Facebook,Gab&YouTube
Biological warfare against your citizens is permitted as long as it increases diversity. I, for one, say that Doctors stop washing their hands and robbing me of the genetic diversity provided by the germs they encounter.
“is it..”? rhetorically asks the (((Issacson-Mercer))).
inasmuch as the whole point of Judeo-globalist open-borders ethnorc invasions is to exterminate the White populations, no,
AFM is peanuts compared to ebola which is already beyond control in Africa (Congo).
This will totally shut the borders (all of them) by force of arms.
Just wash hands and isolate patients. It’s not terribly hard, but Africans are MAKING it hard.
Ebola has no chance in outside-of-slum conditions.
It’s not some “Outbreak” shit.
Natural Selection and Adaptation just will go on trucking!
Why is Polio still alive in any case? Frankly a scandal.
Various misty-eyed members of the MSM have spent the last couple of days, castigating the border patrol for the tragic death of a sick migrant child, brought on a dangerous illegal border-crossing journey by her parent. The MSM never mention hundreds of yearly deaths of migrants, including children, who died by smothering in sweltering heat when smuggled across the border in car trunks. They died horrible deaths in their attempt to sneak into the USA, where they would provide cheap, welfare-assisted labor.
If the weepy-eyed MSM were serious about their compassion for illegal aliens, they would be housing them in their own homes, regardless of any danger from these unscreened border crossers. Detached professionals that they are, the MSM always mention their own children in these emotion-laden “news” segments, adding drama to their news-advocacy, but again, none of them are housing the migrants, letting them sleep in their kids’ bunk beds.
The illegal aliens released into the American interior will not live in the neighborhoods of the MSM, but nonetheless, their kids could encounter the polio virus in one of America’s overcrowded emergency rooms. No American—no matter how large his / her salary for churning out reality-show-style sex gossip masquerading as news—is without that risk. Anyone or his / her progeny could end up having to use an emergency room, so the MSM endanger all Americans, including the children they use to add drama to their newscasts, with the careless policies they advocate.
It is especially disgusting to undo the good work of Jonas Salk, the man who found a cure for polio and tested his vaccine on himself, injecting the polio virus into himself to prove his vaccine’s efficacy—a massively selfless act that sets hîm far apart from the virtue-signaling antics of the MSM. Salk then forfeited most of the profits from his vaccine, something else that sets him a million miles apart from most of today’s moralizing elites. Thanks to the fine work of geniuses like Salk, horrific diseases like polio were mostly gone from the USA, but the MSM are hell-bent on recklessly undoing that hard-won progress.
“The American government knows of every relevant antigen and antibody that courses through my veins.”
Nope. Only a few of the most common and costly ones. The rest would be too expensive or non-cost effective to bother testing for.
The trick is that the rich want the easy short-term profits that come from cheap labor, and just don’t care about much else.
It’s nothing personal. They don’t really want working class Americans to get sick with weird diseases that we can’t test for or (mostly) even treat. It’s just that any sort of screening or planning or working on tests for third-world diseases would dilute the absolute demand that open borders immigration has absolutely no possible conceivable down side. And anyone objecting is a Racist, Fascist, and Literally Hitler.
Follow the money. It’s all about cheap labor.