Seems that there is a concerted effort to point to the Orthodox Jewish community for a measles outbreak in our country. But shunning vaccinations does not make the measles virus appear out of thin air. The probability is that illegal border entrants are introducing the virus and other diseases into our communities.
While it’s impossible to catch everyone trying to enter the country illegally, that doesn’t mean we can afford to ignore the danger as we work to once again rid our land of measles and other diseases making a comeback thanks to the anti-vaccination movement. Thousands of illegal immigrants enter the country every day in areas where border security is weak or non-existent, and even one infected person has the potential to spread the measles to dozens of others.
It’s time to stop blaming the Orthodox Jewish community and zero in on how this virus is entering our country, and that includes the very real probability it is being introduced by illegal entrants.
Illegal immigration is now costing American citizens over $18 billion a year in healthcare costs alone! Far more than the measly $5.7 billion asked for to build a wall! LINK
Public health officials blame the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines. A vocal fringe of parents opposes vaccines, believing, contrary to scientific studies, that ingredients in them can cause autism.
The largest outbreaks are concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City’s Williamsburg neighborhood, where some 390 cases have been confirmed, and Rockland County north of New York City, which has recorded 201 cases. Those figures include infections from last year and are not directly comparable to the CDC number
This one should destroy the above false statement.
The United States’ 2000 declaration that measles was eradicated meant that the disease was no longer present in the country year round. Measles remains common in some countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, and unvaccinated travelers to those countries can bring it back to the United States. The current outbreaks are believed to trace back to visits to Israel and Ukraine.