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Conservatives: Blame Immigrants for Swine Flu

Posted by dorian on April 28, 2009

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | 04/28/09 10:23 a.m

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Michelle Malkin/Mexico City/Glenn Beck

Conservatives: Blame Immigrants for Swine Flu

 Conservative media hosts, including Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck, have placed the blame for the spread of swine flu to the United States squarely on the shoulders of undocumented Mexican immigrants. Some even suggested yesterday that Mexicans were purposefully carrying the virus across the border to sabotage the United States.  There’s no basis for either claim — in fact, news reports and health officials suggest that Americans traveling to Mexico likely carried the disease home. For example, several students at the infected school in New York had recently come back from a spring break trip to Cancun. Rear Adm. Anne Schuchat, M.D., the interim deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s science and public health program, suggested that Americans who visited Mexico recently brought the disease back with them: “I know that we have confirmation of disease in people who have traveled to Mexico, and I don’t know the numbers, but I know that that is definitely the case in some of our cases, and that’s an important factor to consider.” Media reports indicate that U.S. swine flu victims had recently traveled to Mexico.
On Tuesday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said that stricter border control was not necessary at this time. That would be a very, very heavy cost for what epidemiologists tells us would be marginal” in terms of containing the virus, she said on NBC’s “Today” show.

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author’s 2 cents

this just adds more fuel to the anti-immigrant sentiments of the hate groups. close the borders, they say.

as the global markets are taking dives as a result of this pandemic near panic, one business sector is sure to benefit – the pharmaceutical sector – with the creation of new drugs and vaccine for this new flu strain.

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2 Responses to “Conservatives: Blame Immigrants for Swine Flu”

  1. Princess said

    D9
    nice visual contrast between the nuns and the stripper types. or are they the same group of gals, just changing their faiths?

    anyway, it has been a while since god destroyed one out of every three living humans. it’s called thinning the herd. another step forward in evolution.

  2. dorian9 said

    princess guessed right
    she wins the prize
    free trip to cancun
    but they’ve cancelled the flight
    the thinning of the herd
    it’s coming soon
    lest we forget
    so live well
    take your meds
    and move to tibet

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