It took centuries for America to nearly eradicate tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, mumps, scarlet fever and bubonic plague, but in one fell swoop, President Barack Hussein Obama has managed to ensure that these diseases make a comeback.
Let’s start with tuberculosis. Using data pulled from various sources, including the Centers for Disease Control and several state-level health departments, Breitbart contributor Michael Patrick Leahy concluded that TB rose by 1.7 percent from 2015, after nearly 23 years of steady decline.
Moreover, while the number of active cases among native-born Americans declined from 1986 to 2015, it went up among both legal and illegal immigrants.
And with Obama rushing to import poorly screened refugees into the United States, the rate of TB among immigrants is poised to climb even higher.
— Kelly (@KLSouth) June 18, 2016
Leahy cited similar statistics for measles and whooping cough, both of which appear to be creeping back into American life as more migrants and refugees from Asia and Africa keep hopping off the boat.
The same can be said of mumps, which can only be prevented via the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine. Unfortunately, incoming refugees are reportedly not required to receive this vaccine.
Leahy cited no data to show a rise of scarlet fever in America, but he did note that it has begun making a comeback in Asia, which includes the Middle East. And since Obama enjoys constantly recruiting refugees from disease-stricken nations such as Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, it stands to reason that scarlet fever may very well make a comeback here as well.
Last up is the bubonic plague, and sadly, its comeback has already begun. There were, in fact, 16 reported cases of the bubonic plague in the United States this past year alone. Four of those cases led to deaths.
Should we put a halt to all immigration and stop taking in refugees? That is up for debate. What we definitely ought to do is be a whole lot more careful about who we allow into our country. According to Obama, however, doing that would make us racist.
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