Dr. Jane Orient is the Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and also the President of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. She discusses with Laura Ingraham the threat posed by Ebola and the possibility of it being used as a weapon of mass destruction on the American population.
Dr. Charles Krauthammer raises the concern of a possible mutation of Ebola into a form which can be transmitted through the air from person to person. While the CDC still lists Ebola as only being transmitted through intimate contact, their Canadian counterpart is putting out information which indicates that it can be transmitted through the air.
She believes that the open border is absolutely a serious concern that needs to be addressed immediately. While we can do a better job of screening the legal applicants, she reports that citizens of over one hundred different nations are known to have gained entry into the U.S. through our open borders with only a three percent apprehension rate. Some of the nations sending illegal aliens across include those in the Ebola hot spot of West Africa.
She points out we have no knowledge of who the people entering illegally are or where they are going and that often, the U.S. federal government is providing the transportation to “parts unknown” within the United States.
Laura Ingraham points out the terrible wages of an open border, citing four terrible effects of a government that is irresponsible and derelict with its immigration policies as cultural, economic, national security, constitutional, sovereignty and now medical.
Dr. Orient also speaks to the risk of drug resistant Tuberculosis and comments that it seems the only ones being harassed by Immigration are the people who are trying to follow the law.
She then talks of a previously rare disease, Enterovirus D68 virus, an intestinal virus with symptoms that include a paralysis similar to Polio, which is said to be transmitted not only through the fecal/oral route but through respiratory transmission. Doctor Orient says there have been over one thousand admissions of children who have been extremely sick with the disease, including many who required intensive care treatment.
She says we don’t know where it’s coming from, noting that school has just started, noting a possible connection with the unscreened, unchecked foreign imports from Central American countries. The Obama regime and DHS’s Jeh Johnson have been busy importing as many illegals as possible, irrespective of the serious health threat posed to the American population.
Laura Ingraham notes how she is broadcasting from the Washington, DC area, which received represents one of the largest concentrations of illegal alien warehousing of anywhere in the United States. She asks if they could be in the classrooms infecting other kids right now, to which Dr. Orient responds, “Yes, they could.”
She adds that we don’t know for sure, the government is being real tight-lipped about it. She points out that it only takes one sick child to infect an entire classroom, eventually leading to thousands of cases and hospital admissions.
Dr. Orient also notes that virtually all of the cases of drug-resistant TB which have been diagnosed in the United States have occurred in foreign-born individuals as is the case with all types of TB.
The threat is very real and very serious. It is growing daily and it is totally a Democrat and Obama regime creation that should have never happened. Americans will become infected, and many may die as the result of a deliberate, criminal act carried out by their government upon its citizens.
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