Folks. This is a very serious issue. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to our fellow Americans tonight who’ve been affected by this deadly outbreak. So far, 18 people in the state of California alone have died, and no doubt, more deaths will follow.
The L.A. Times reports:
California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of the state’s hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people.
“Vaccinating people at risk of exposure is the most effective tool we have to prevent the spread of hepatitis A infection during an outbreak,” said California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Karen Smith.
The department has already distributed about 80,000 doses of the vaccine, but officials said they need more to address the outbreak. The emergency declaration will allow the health department to purchase more vaccine doses and distribute them to more people who are at risk, officials said.
When people from other countries enter our country legally, there is a strict schedule of vaccines they must receive before allowed entrance into the U.S. This keeps many of these nasty diseases at bay. However, when people enter through other means, and in most cases undetected, skipping these vaccines is simply one major threat they bring into our country. It’s as important for the people who want to come here to be properly screened and vaccinated for their own safety as it is for those of us already here. Sadly, the left doesn’t realize that the illegal immigrants in our nation are often the ones who suffer from illegal immigration the most.
Do you believe we need to build the wall? And not just for the safety of the people here, but for the best interests of those who want to come? If so, share this story far and wide so the naysayers can see just how badly we really need it.