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DC Ram

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Mexico & several CA countries have higher vaccination rates than the US

From Wash Post fact check on the President's speech:
"Staggering numbers of sick people are crossing the border each day.

This is an age-old Trumpian claim that has been debunked time and time again. During the 2016 campaign, he claimed illegal immigrants were bringing “tremendous” disease. But the World Health Organization found that, “in spite of the common perception of an association between migration and importation of infectious diseases, there is no systemic association.”

Rather, there’s more risk of disease spreading from business travelers or tourists than migrants. This is partly just a numbers game — migrants at the southern border make up a small proportion of all the people entering the United States on a given day.

Plus, WHO reports that Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico all have higher average vaccination rates than the United States, making people from those countries on average less likely to transmit diseases like tuberculosis, diphtheria and hepatitis B. Anyone seeking asylum in the United States undergoes a medical screening and examination to identify inadmissible health conditions. They also are required to meet U.S. immunization requirements before they apply for permanent U.S. residence."

(In response to this post by babybull)

Link: Washington Post fact check

Posted: 01/10/2019 at 08:27AM


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Yep, more good news from the border..... -- babybull 01/09/2019 10:43PM
  Here you go -- DC Ram 01/10/2019 2:18PM
  How bout this from your favorite news source -- le alpe d huez 01/10/2019 07:42AM
  At least its a News source and not a -- babybull 01/10/2019 09:49AM
  Yep! Congress loves the status quo. ** -- babybull 01/10/2019 09:50AM
  What has been going on exactly? ** -- DC Ram 01/10/2019 08:22AM

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