CDC warns Afghan refugees pose threat of 'larger imminent outbreaks' of measles in U.S.


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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  9 comments

By:   John Solomon (Just The News)

CDC warns Afghan refugees pose threat of 'larger imminent outbreaks' of measles in U.S.
Six confirmed, 17 suspected cases is a "major public health threat" and "has the potential to seed countless U S community outbreaks," CDC chief warns in private letter obtained by Just the News.

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The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has sent a private warning to the chief of Afghan evacuation operations that measles is spreading among refugees and poses a "major public health threat" that includes the potential for "larger imminent outbreaks" in U.S. communities already reeling from the coronavirus.

CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky's memo Tuesday night urged Operations Allies Welcome senior official Robert Fenton to take "urgent public health action" that includes mass vaccinations of refugees, revealing there are now six confirmed cases of measles in Afghan refugees, 17 suspected cases and hundreds of exposures in U.S. hospitals.

"The large number of unvaccinated Afghan evacuees as seen already has the potential to seed countless U.S. community outbreaks," Walensky warned in the four-page memo obtained by Just the News.

"These outbreaks represent a major public health threat and rapid mass vaccination and expanding quarantine and isolation capacities are essential," she stressed.

You can read the memo here:

File CDCMeaslesWarningFinal.pdf

She also wrote the current cases are "an indicator of potentially much larger imminent outbreaks" that could already overwhelm hospitals fighting the deadly surge of the Delta coronavirus variant.

"Immediate implementation of CDC public health standards is imperative to prevent introduction of measles into US communities and to respond to multiple concurrent measles outbreaks," Walensky wrote.

She added, "Health care facilities are already at limited capacity as they battle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which requires tremendous workforce in laboratory assets."

Measles was declared eradicated from America decades ago after an aggressive vaccine campaign, and its reintroduction to U.S. communities could prove deadly to those it infects who aren't vaccinated, officials warn.

Walensky's memo used stark language to describe the consequences if the outbreaks aren't thwarted soon through quarantine and vaccination campaigns.

"Failing to swiftly execute the measures outlined above will likely result in increased exposure to evacuees and personnel supporting OAW operations, including safe havens," she wrote. "Further, evacuates who have not been vaccinated (41% of children under five years old are not currently protected against measles) pose a public health threat."

The imminent fears of large outbreaks comes less than a week after the first measles case was detected in an Afghan refugee patient at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin.


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Where are the "virtuous" people worried about our health?

Where is lunch-box Joe?

Where is Dr Fauci?

Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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1.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
Where are the "virtuous" people worried about our health?

Why worry?  It's a silly article.  You might want to consider visiting the CDC website before posting something like this.

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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1    one month ago

'Just the News' is obviously the go to source for some.  And Fox 'news'.

I prefer truth and accuracy.  

Here - check out 'Just the News' truth and accuracy.

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1.1.2  Ronin2  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @1.1    one month ago

So do nothing and hope it all goes away. That is the response I would expect from the Biden administration. They will just blame Trump for putting them in this situation if things go badly.

Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1.2    one month ago

Some call for mandating vaccines & vetting for Americans only!

Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    one month ago

Looks like another fucking case of shoot the messenger. Disgusting. Some should be ashamed but they won’t be cuz they know more than Walensky. /s

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1.2  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

This would be a concern for me if I were an anti-vaxer but I'm vaccinated so...

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1.3  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Flights with refugees were stopped 5-6 days ago ... where were you?

Vic Eldred
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1.3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.3    4 weeks ago

That's like saying the victim is already dead. The measles are here. That was preventable.


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