UPDATE: Hurricane Petunia is on her way:
Amid confirmation that 20 Americans have been diagnosed with the swine flu, officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said they fear death in the United States as they expect more cases of the virus to emerge.
Earlier today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the government declared a public health emergency, which will allow it to free up resources to tackle the issue.
Thank goodness Homeland Heifer is going to chew up all the pestilence on the prairie.Â At least she hasn’t called for a quarantine of all our service men and women to make sure they don’t infect the True Blue U.S.S.A. with their virulent right-wing extremism yet in response.
Quote Homeland Heifer, “On behalf of the USSA gubmint, I’d like to apologize to swine everywhere for comparing it to our troops.”
So I was two years premature with my prediction that we would face a potential pandemic as a result of our de facto open borders policy.Â At the time, the issue was rising tuberculosis rates in states bordering Mexico and a little compare/contrast when Chuckie Schumer was worried that we didn’t have enough border guards to monitor Canada and that “one person with a disease getting into America was one too many”.
I received the usual slings and arrows from the disease carrying Left at the time but such is the price of being right.
And yea, we aren’t facing the black plague yet but imagine if we were.
The World Health Organization is set to declare the deadly swine flu virus outbreak in Mexico and the U.S. a global concern, potentially prompting travel restrictions, said a person familiar with the matter.
An emergency committee of the WHO in Geneva will declare the outbreak â€œa public health event of international concernâ€ in a 4 p.m. teleconference today, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting is confidential. In response, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan may raise the level of pandemic alert, which could lead to travel restrictions aimed at curbing the diseaseâ€™s spread.
â€œThese levels of pandemic alert are all signals for action,â€ said Malik Peiris, a professor of microbiology at the University of Hong Kong, who has studied influenza viruses for more than a decade. â€œRaising the level of alertness to influenza, especially in returning travelers, would be a relevant thing to do.â€
Maybe we don’t have to imagine so hard after all.Â Maybe when our nation’s Spring Breaking tanned, rested, and wretching frat boys and hoebags keel over after the Cabo or Cancun keggers then people will take this stuff seriously.
The only response the Left has to trying to prevent widespread diseases like this is to cry “racism” to a public safety issue.
When I travel abroad, I always have to make sure to check the travel section of the State Department or the CDC so that I am up to date on my inoculations as some diseases are common in other countries that I would have no immunity.Â It’s a silly thing I do called “Being A Responsible Citizen”.Â Likewise, with people carrying a 16th Century disease walking into a downtown restaurant and applying for a cook’s job aren’t thinking twice about that festering sore on their hands or that productive cough as they pass your plate on to the waiter who has been linguistically and racially profiled as being acceptable to send to your table.
It is not safe to allow unfettered immigration.Â You are holding a syringe filled with swine flu to our necks and demanding our social services for ransom.
When Americans are dying from swine flu be sure to look at your landscaping and that subpar roof you had installed on your house and remember that it was worth it.Â Â In a perfect world, the illegal that gave you the swine flu will also be able to dig your grave for a reasonable rate if that helps make it easier for your family.