Biden’s Border Crisis Is Heading Toward Public Health Catastrophe

By Victor Winston, updated on December 30, 2023

The United States faces a potential public health crisis. This situation is attributed to the resurgence of rare and previously eradicated infectious diseases. The Biden administration has come under fire due to their lack of urgency surrounding the border emergency.

These health concerns are linked to the recent surge in migrant arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border.

In a crucial alert, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, New York City's health commissioner, highlighted the risk of infectious diseases among migrants in the city. This warning comes as the U.S. grapples with an unprecedented number of migrant encounters at the border, reaching 2.5 million in 2023.

Resurgence of Eradicated Diseases Raises Alarms

Diseases such as polio, tuberculosis (TB), chickenpox, measles, malaria, and leprosy have reappeared. These ailments were either eradicated or very rare in the U.S. until recently.

Significantly, a man in New York was paralyzed by polio, originating overseas. This is the first case since 1990, Breitbart reported.

Increases in TB cases are evident in New York City, Florida, and Texas border counties. Moreover, chickenpox outbreaks have occurred in migrant shelters across several states. Measles declared eliminated in 2000, has made a comeback. A Maryland resident contracted malaria from an individual who brought it from overseas, and leprosy is now endemic in the southeastern U.S.

Healthcare System Under Scrutiny Amid Crisis

Officials are issuing stern warnings about a potential nationwide public health crisis. They stress the urgency of addressing this escalating situation.

Dr. Thorp, a leading critic of U.S. public health policies, emphasizes the need for preparedness. He advocates for early intervention and the stockpiling of critical medications.

"We can’t rely on our crumbling healthcare system to have our backs in an emergency. I’ve strongly recommended 'stock piling' critical medications for years – like the meds found in our Medical Emergency Kits. Early intervention is KEY at the first sign of symptoms. Taking an active approach by being prepared for the next illness has helped my family tremendously."

The recent developments raise questions about the current public health strategies and the capacity of the healthcare system to handle such crises effectively.

Political Rhetoric Intensifies Amid Health Concerns

Critics of the current administration have been vocal. They attribute the rise in contagious diseases to what they perceive as lax border policies.

They argue that the administration's approach to border control is directly impacting public health. The situation is described as not a matter of 'if' but 'when' a larger crisis will unfold.

These criticisms highlight a growing concern among the public and policymakers. The focus is on the potential consequences of increased migrant movements and the spread of infectious diseases.

Preventive Measures and Public Awareness Crucial

The situation underscores the importance of preventive measures. Public awareness about these diseases and their symptoms is crucial.

Health officials advocate for proactive measures. This includes vaccination and early treatment to prevent the spread of these diseases.

As the nation confronts this challenge, it's clear that a coordinated effort is required. This effort should involve health professionals, policymakers, and the public. Only through a unified approach can the U.S. effectively address this emerging public health crisis.

Conclusion: A Call for Immediate Action

In summary, the U.S. is at a critical juncture. The nation faces a potential public health crisis due to the resurgence of rare and previously eradicated infectious diseases.

  • Dr. Ashwin Vasan has warned about infectious diseases among migrants in New York City.
  • The U.S.-Mexico border saw 2.5 million migrant encounters in 2023, a record number.
  • Diseases like polio, TB, chickenpox, measles, malaria, and leprosy have reemerged.
  • A New York man was paralyzed by polio, the first such case since 1990.
  • Increases in TB cases have been reported in NYC, Florida, and Texas border counties.
  • Outbreaks of chickenpox have occurred in migrant shelters in multiple states.
  • Measles was declared eliminated in 2000 but has returned.
  • A Maryland resident contracted malaria from someone who brought it from overseas.
  • Leprosy is now endemic in the southeastern U.S.
  • Officials warn of a potential nationwide public health crisis.

About Victor Winston

Victor is a freelance writer and researcher who focuses on national politics, geopolitics, and economics.

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