Daily Archives: 1, March 17, 2020

“The emergence of public health crisis tied to unchecked mass migration is a possibility that cannot be ignored.”

Could Uncontrolled Immigration Expose Us to a Public Health Crisis?

AUGUST 2017 https://www.fairus.orgRead the Full Report (PDF)

Communicable diseases do not stop at international borders. They could be one of the most dangerous – yet rarely considered – consequence of inadequate immigration controls. Nevertheless, the mainstream media, and most policy makers, avoid any discussion of the public health challenges presented by illegal immigration. However, in a world where rapid global travel is both accessible and affordable to large numbers of people, the possibility of an epidemic traceable to migrants is a reality that cannot be ignored.[1]

When people live in areas lacking basic sanitation and medical care, diseases will take root and spread rapidly.[2] This is neither an expression of xenophobia, nor an excuse to exclude migrants as “carriers of disease.” The need to control infectious disease is a simple fact of human biology. Continue reading

“The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office posted armed deputies outside the man’s house over the weekend to enforce the quarantine.”

Don’t want to self-quarantine? The sheriff could send armed guards to your house.

The Washington Post on MSN.com|2 hours ago

In Kentucky, 24 people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus have voluntarily cooperated with orders to self-quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease to others. But one 53-year-old man in Nelson County refused to follow medical advice.