The same people who totally freaked out over Covid are happy to welcome foreigners with deadly contagious diseases into their neighborhoods.
The same governors who locked down healthy Americans welcome in migrants with polio and tuberculosis.
And the best part? The voters can’t complain because it’s their party doing it to them.
Ready for another pandemic?
New York City’s health commissioner announced last week that the influx of migrants from the southern border — more than 50,000 to New York City alone in the past year — is delivering contagious diseases, including tuberculosis and polio, to our neighborhoods.
The same disease threats are also endangering other migrant destinations, including California, Texas and Florida.
In a letter to physicians and health-care administrators citywide, Commissioner Ashwin Vasan explained, “Many people who recently arrived in NYC have lived in or traveled through countries with high rates of TB.”
TB, short for tuberculosis, is a bacterial infection. It is treatable with antibiotics, but it generally takes six to nine months of medication to recover. Not a walk in the park.
TB spreads through the air, like flu or a cold.
Stand next to someone with TB for a long subway ride or sit next to them every day at school and you can catch it.
New York City’s TB rate, at 6.1 cases per 100,000, is more than double the national rate.
Close to nine out of 10 (88%) of these TB cases are people born outside the United States.