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And It Is Not A Crisis?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by esmith, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue The gentle embrace of twilight has become my guide

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    I would say that's Biden's problem.
     
  2. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    I don't think it is a problem.
     
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  3. SigurdReginson

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    Hmmm... Well, Mexico has 2.1m confirmed cases of Covid. The US has 28m. Do these immigrants pose more of a threat than what we already have here at home? I mean... We are one of the worst countries for infection on the planet right now. o_O
     
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  4. mikkel_the_dane

    mikkel_the_dane Shadow Wolf's Aspie sibling

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    These numbers say nothing on face value as far as I can tell.
     
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    What they tell me is that people spreading covid via migrating from Mexico is probably lower on the list of importance in containing the virus. What is important is to get more people to take social distancing and such seriously, and to get those vaccines out ASAP.

    I already had to correct my dad the other day when he started to suggest that the reason California and New York had higher infection rates was because of the "illegals." Let's not start that nonsense...
     
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  6. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    It's gonna be a challenge, no doubt, but Biden is much more compassionate towards people, including children, than was and is Trump. A large part of this problem was and is caused by Trump's removal of any foreign aid to those in the Northern Triangle Countries that still has not been restored.

    Now, when I say "foreign aid", I'm not referring to just dumping money on them because we simply cannot trust their governments. Also, we should try and work as closely with their neighbors instead of pretty much ignoring them, which is what the last administration largely did.
     
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    (D)'s judge themselves by a different standard. Because they see themselves as "helping" the consequences of their enabling doesn't matter.

    The Biden win was a win human trafficking, drug cartels, illegal aliens in sanctuary cities and the return to a deteriorating country.
     
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  8. mikkel_the_dane

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    That I can agree with.
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    The chances are higher that migrants catch covid from Americans

    Are they nor tested at border patrol? Certainly in europe you cannot cross a border without being tested.
    So it seems that they caught covid in the US


    I wonder how many un recorded unaccompanied migrant kids crossed on trumps watch. Seems to me that border patrol are now doing their job
     
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  10. esmith

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    Did you not read the article.. Appears not
    The city of Brownsville administers these rapid tests at the bus station, after migrant families are released by the Border Patrol. A spokesperson for Brownsville confirmed that, since they began doing these tests Jan. 25, 108 migrants have tested positive for Covid-19, which is 6.3 percent of those who took the test.

    Eva Orellana, 29, who is from Honduras and who tested positive, said she was going to take the bus to North Carolina with her 3-year-old daughter. "On the way, we were wearing a mask all the time, gel, washing our hands," she said. "Really, I don't feel anything."
    Those who tested positive and spoke to Telemundo did not have any document indicating their Covid-19 test results; they said they were simply told by the station workers after taking the test.
     
  11. ChristineM

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    So you say that testing is not required at the border. How odd


    And how about my other two points?
     
  12. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The crisis to me is here: too many choosing money over human life and selfish desires over loving one's neighbor. We need to put border walls around Texas and Mississippi

    Democrats have started to reverse the degeneracy into an authoritarian hell-hole that the trump party was leading us into with cheers from the lunatic right the more the Constitution was shredded. The trump party wants to cancel democracy and the rule of law.
     
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    I wonder what the US is waiting to double the number of immigrants it accept each year, steamlining the byzantine process to obtain work or temporary residence in the US and creatin actual immigration courts instead of the pseudo-judicial process they currently have.
     
  14. metis

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    "Nice" stereotype, plus the last line is nothing short of being sheer nonsense.

    Some people do show compassion towards others and not see everything being just partisan politics. Biden has long been known even by many Pubs as being a moral and compassionate person, but we certainly can't say the same about Trump.

    BTW, who'd you support?
     
  15. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    No, not for Denmark.
    However we have better things to spend taxpayer
    dollars on than housing & feeding illegals.
     
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  17. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Oh yes, it is also suggested that the quick test can be up to 20% inaccurate for positive tests
     
  18. mikkel_the_dane

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    I don't think that you are a we and can speak for the USA.
     
  19. Nakosis

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    I'm certain that @Revoltingest meant the royal "we". :D
     
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