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Immigrant-Supplied EV-D68 Illnesses Spread. CDC Dodges. WHERE IS GOP?
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October 19, 2014, 04:47 PM
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Activity of Enterovirus D68-like Illness in States For the week of October 5-11, 2014. Source: CDC

H/T (as so often) to One Old Vet for drawing my attention to Is CDC Hiding Enterovirus Link To Illegal Alien Kids? Investors Business Daily 10/172014. Thus is an important update on the situation I first discussed ten days ago in American Children Dying Of EV-D68 Because Of Obama’s Kidinvasion Malfeasance. IBD reports
Eli Waller, a 4-year-old New Jersey boy, died Sept. 25. He was reportedly fine and healthy when he went to bed but died overnight, with the cause confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control to be enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68), one more casualty in an epidemic that has swept the country seemingly out of nowhere.

The CDC website reports that from mid-August to Oct. 10, the CDC itself or state authorities confirmed that 691 people in 46 states and the District of Columbia had come down with some sort of respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. Five children, including Eli, died from their infections.

The CDC website is the source of the map above. It is the first time they have posted it.

 

IBD points out

More than a few observers have noticed that the sudden increase in EV-D68 cases coincides with the rapid rise of unaccompanied minors crossing our porous border. These children, often without proper health screenings, have been distributed throughout the U.S.

The CDC denies any connection…

As RedStaterNYC has pointed out over at Angry White Dude, the CDC’s “denial” was deceptively worded and IBD is correctly not impressed:
…according to a study done by doctors from the Division of Viral Diseases at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases published on the CDC's own website, EV-D68 "is one of the most rarely reported serotypes, with only 26 reports throughout the 36-year study period (1970 through 2006).

…we suspect that the jump in cases from 26 in 36 years to nearly 700 in one year coming at the same time as the open-border influx of improperly screened illegal aliens is more than just a coincidence.

IBD notes
relentless investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson points out, a 2013 study in Virology Journal found human enteroviruses, including EV-D68, present in 3% of nose and throat swab samples taken from children from Latin America under 8 years old with a median age of 3...

"Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities ridden with poor hygiene," Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medicine specialist, told Breitbart News this summer, as the border flood escalated. "This is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak."

The culprit here is clearly this summer’s Obamacrat No Borders Policy and the Kidinvasion. IBD is right:
The dispersal of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, throughout the U.S. without proper medical screening is an appalling dereliction of duty by a president and an administration sworn to protect the health and safety of American citizens.
Two facts leap out
  • The MSM repression of this story is almost total. An extensive Google News search this evening indicates that coverage has been contained to very local outlets, and in fact there is more coverage in Canada where EV-D68 has just arrived. Of course Obama is not running in Canada. Sharyll Atkisson (website here) predictably was forced out of CBS earlier this year. (Rush Limbaugh however has taken notice as One Old Vet notes here).
  • THE GOP IS MIA. A Political Science Student on Mars might predict that with public health disasters stemming directly from Government policy in the news the issue would be election fodder. Wrong! The influence of the GOP’s Immigration enthusiast owners could not be clearer
New Jersey, home of the poor little victim cited in the IBD piece, is a classic case. There, as John Derbyshire demonstrated in The Stupid Party In New Jersey–The GOP Wishes You Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! the Republican Senate candidate is
Jeff Bell, who — it could hardly be more obvious — is bought and paid for by the cheap-labor lobbies
Bell has said nothing about this scandal.

Poor America.