Pushed into the background with the outbreak of Ebola in Texas, and possibly Ohio, and other locations, is the stunning increase of the deadly Enterovirus D68. The EV D68 is the illness that strikes with symptoms similar to polio, affecting children almost entirely. Between 1970 and 2006, this virus was considered exceedingly rare. In the 36 year study, only 26 cases had been reported in the United States, an average of just under one case per year. In 2014, the number of cases has reached 691. What has happened to cause an increase of more than 960% in this rare and potentially deadly pathogen? Well, let’s see. Barack Obama has allowed untold numbers of illegal immigrant children into our country, our cities and towns, our communities, and our schools. Most are from Central America, an area where such diseases are relatively common. The locations of these children have been kept from the American public. How many children? Thousands and tens of thousands. Where are there clusters of EV D68 cases? Kansas City. Chicago. Areas where significant numbers if illegal immigrant children have been moved. What has the CDC to say in the matter?
“There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States, we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus”
The wording would lead one to assume that these many tens of thousands of illegal immigrant children were tested for EV D68. Which is, of course, not the case. It also might cause one to believe that the CDC has the slightest idea what diseases these illegal immigrants brought in with them. Such as drug-resistant tuberculosis. For which the CDC remained ominously silent. While the medical staffs of the holding facilities were forced to be so. The CDC, in reality, has no real idea what pathogens are crossing our borders, even if what they do know paints a grim and dangerous picture.
So one can take the “There is no evidence” claim by the CDC regarding EV D68 at face value, or one can fairly sensibly take into consideration the dismally inept performance of the CDC in handling the Ebola situation and unbroken track record of deliberate falsehoods promulgated by this Administration (F&F, IRS, Benghazi, Justice subpoenas, ISIS, etc.) and come to the reasonable conclusion that what the CDC means by “no evidence” is that “There is no evidence we would dare make public” regarding the explosion of the deadly enterovirus and any possible link to the wholesale dumping of illegal immigrant children into America’s cities and towns. Much like the idea that restricting flights from ebola-affected countries in west Africa won’t do anything to reduce ebola cases in the US, but restricting the travel of US citizens possibly exposed, somehow would.
In essence, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have done precious little of either. Instead, they have served as a quasi-legitimizing mouthpiece for Barack Obama’s far-left agenda (gun control) and his dangerously bankrupt policies and decisions. However, the credibility of the organization, and its parent Health and Human Services (HHS), is at very low and still-sinking ebb (Obamacare, anyone?). The ebola situation is just a part of that loss of credibility. The alarming outbreak of enterovirus D68 is yet another. It remains to be seen which will be more serious, more disruptive, or will kill and cripple more Americans.
While the President of the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cannot be held responsible for ensuring such outbreaks didn’t happen in the US, they sure as hell can be held responsible for ensuring that they did.