America can not possibly ever be safe again when thousands of unvetted refugees have been allowed to enter our country. While the motives of refugees is questionable, and terrorism is a valid fear, there is more to fear than terrorism from the refugees. America can not possibly ever be safe again when thousands of refugees who have not been vaccinated against life threatening diseases and viruses have been allowed into our country. The safety of our nation's people has been put at risk and President Trump can do nothing to rectify it. The President can not fix the fact that tuberculosis and measles are now again prevalent among us in various parts across the nation. The president can not fix the fact that refugees infected with diseases and viruses once nearly eradicated have been brought back into the U.S. Refugees carrying whooping cough, the measles, tuberculosis, diphtheria, AIDS, HIV, and various other diseases have been allowed into the U.S. The president can not possibly make America safe again when Barrack Obama did everything he could to make America unsafe. With the resettlement of 70,000 refugees annually in the U.S. for the past three decades, the safety of Americans is an utter impossibility.
Health officials in Minnesota, where a large number of Somalis have been resettled, have reported the largest outbreak of measles in 30 years. Due to a large number of anti-vaccination Somali immigrants, a large number of young children have contracted the disease. The measles, a virus rarely seen in American born citizens, is highly contagious. The sometimes deadly virus spreads through the air when a person coughs or sneezes. The disease lingers giving the infected person plenty of time to pass the virus on to others. While Minnesota seems to have the highest outbreak of the measles, there have been in total 14 states that have seen the active virus.
Even more concerning than the measles is the outbreak of tuberculosis across the nation. In 2016, 1 out of every 5 refugees in Minnesota tested positive for tuberculosis. For the first time in 23 years TB has been on the increase. In 2016, four states; California, Florida, New York, and Texas had more than half of the nation's TB cases. Tuberculosis is not just contagious. It is highly contagious, as it is an airborne disease that is spread when someone coughs or sneezes. TB claims 1.5 million lives worldwide yearly. The disease has surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death by diseases worldwide. While treatable, if caught early, the cost can be outrageously high. The cost can average from $17,000.to a whopping $430,000. depending on the resistance of the disease to the drugs given. With a deficit of $20 trillion, former President Obama had no business accepting a one refugee that could have been a carrier of any disease and or virus. With millions of Americans in dire need of medical care, the acceptance of refugees carrying diseases was unfair, unjust, and unacceptable.
President Trump wanted to make America safe again. President Trump is too late. He's too late as 3 million refugees have been resettled in the U.S. since Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980 under former President Jimmy Carter. While the government would like to have Americans believe that a strict screening process has been in place, such just isn't the case. Several refugees, upon being a medical screening, tested positive for various diseases and they were still given the right to enter the U.S. America is not safe and it has not been safe for quite some time. America is not safe due to our leaders. Leaders whom we the people elected to keep us safe did not. Our leaders have failed us. Whether one is a Republican, Democrat, Independent or Socialist one has to be angry. We have to be angry in that the leaders whom we have depended upon to have our backs did not. The fact is America is not safe and it's too late for America to ever again be safe. While in theory, President Trump vowing to make America Safe again, sounded good at the time. It's just not possible. America's safety has been compromised and there's no turning back. Sadly, due to previous leaders and circumstances, President Trump can never fulfill on his campaign promise to make America safe again. We are not safe.
(c)Sean Bianca 2017 GOP GIRL
#MakeAmericaSafeAgain #TB #turberculosis