The deadly EV-D68 enterovirus epidemic, which struck thousands of kids this fall, was likely propelled through America by President Barack Obama’s decision to allow tens of thousands of Central Americans across the Texas border, according to a growing body of genetic and statistical evidence.
The evidence includes admissions from top health officials that the epidemic included multiple strains of the virus, and that it appeared simultaneously in multiple independent locations.
The question can be settled if federal researchers study the genetic fingerprint of the EV-D68 viruses that first hit kids in Colorado, Missouri and Illinois to see if they are close relatives to the EV-D68 viruses found in Central America.
Officials ”have to do the genetic analysis” to disprove or prove the link, Nora Chapman, an enterovirus scientist at the University of Nebraska, told The Daily Caller.
But there’s already more than enough statistical evidence for American citizens to demand that scientists test the viruses to see if Obama’s progressive border priorities spread the dangerous contagion throughout the country during 2014.
So far, that virus has been found in nine American kids who died from illness, has apparently inflicted unprecedented polio-like paralysis in roughly 50 kids, and has put hundreds of young American kids into hospital emergency wards and intensive care units throughout more than 40 states.
A series of government researchers, health experts and academics refused to comment, or else urged self-censorship, when they were pressed by TheDC for statistical and scientific data that would exonerate Obama and his deputies.
“I would just steer away from that— it is not helpful, so why bring it up,” said Lone Simonsen, a professor at George Washington University’s Department of Global Health and the research director of the university’s Global Epidemiology Program. “A better angle [is] ‘We’re just learning what this outbreak is all about,’” she told TheDC.
Columbia University researcher Rafal Tokarz, one of the nation’s top experts on the EV-D68 virus, declined to comment to TheDC about the impact of Obama’s border policies. “I cannot comment… and at this time it would not be appropriate for me to do so… I would really rather not comment,” he said in email conversations.
The issue is dangerous for scientists because it could spike existing public opposition to the unpopular effort by Obama, Democrats and business-backed Republicans to increase the migration of foreign nationals — including many foreign scientists — into the United States. That inflow is a top priority for the Democratic leaders, who have the power to make life difficult for grant-dependent American scientists who discover politically damaging information.
That sensitivity showed up Oct. 16, when a top staffer for Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a champion of increased immigration from Latin America, denounced the evidence for an Obama-disease link: “Rush [Limbaugh], don’t let facts dissuade you! Enterovirus outbreak likely not coming from immigrants,” Guttierez communications director Douglas Rivlin tweeted, while linking to an article that tried to stigmatize investigations into any possible link.
On Oct. 29, The New York Times produced a vague article about EV-D68′s possible role in the paralysis cases, headlined ”Doctors Mystified by Paralysis in Dozens of Children.” The article quoted Mark Pallansch, who heads the viral diseases unit at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, saying “we don’t have a single clear hypothesis that’s the leading one at this point.” He also said that American kids have less than a one-in-a-million chance of being paralyzed. The Times ignored the possible link to Obama’s border policy.
But public trust in government would nudge upward if there is strong scientific evidence against the widespread concern that Obama recklessly loosed the EV-D68 epidemic. The Snopes.com site tried to debunk the idea, but could only reject it as “problematic.”
The EV-D68 controversy is a weaker version of the Ebola fight, where Obama has opposed stringent federal and state barriers to the arrival of foreign travelers who may be carrying Ebola. The EV-D68 virus is far, far less dangerous than Ebola, but it also may be harder to counter because it has now spread throughout the United States.
There is no vaccine for EV-D68, so health experts expect more victims.
EV-D68 is one of at least 100 types of enteroviruses, although it is considered more threatening than most others.
CDC officials estimate that all enteroviruses cause between 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year. There are no visible symptoms in roughly 90 percent of enterovirus infections, so hospitals have rarely spent the time and money to actually test for the confirmed presence of particular enteroviruses. Moreover, testing has to be done early, because the viruses are killed as patients recover. The testing that has been done, however, showed that enteroviruses were found in 49,637 ill patients in the United States from 1970 to 2005.
But there were only 26 confirmed EV-D68 infections in the United States during the 1970 to 2005 period.
Overseas, EV-D68 outbreaks are also rare. Since 2008, there’s been a few small outbreaks— 120 people in Japan, and 21 in the Philippines, for example. The Netherlands saw 10 cases in 2012, three in 2013 and eight in 2014. The United Kingdom saw three cases in 2013 and two in 2014 in young kids.
The U.S. EV-D68 infection numbers jumped after 2008, producing 79 confirmed cases between 2009 and 2013, including 47 cases in 2011.
The California A-71 outbreak is suspected to have caused the polio-like paralyzation of 20 kids by February 2014, only a few u..u;;;of which have recovered. CDC researchers identified 23 paralysis cases from January 2012 to June 2014, with a median age of 10, according Dr. Daniel Feikin, chief of the epidemiology branch in the CDC’s viral respiratory diseases section.
But the early 2014 California cluster is likely not linked to EV-D68, Dr. Steve Oberste, chief of the polio and picornavirus laboratory branch in CDC’s Division of Viral Disease, said Oct. 3. “We didn’t see the upswing in [EV-D68-like] respiratory illness until August,” he said.
The big epidemic arrived in August 2014.
That coincides with the big inflow of roughly 40,000 young Central American migrants in the summer of 2014.
“By August 22, our bed capacity was [occupied] beyond 100 percent,” said Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, director of the Infectious Diseases Division of Children’s Mercy Hospital and Clinic, in Kansas City, Missouri. “We had a census of 308 [victims]; one of the very first times ever that we’ve seen a census that high,” she told CDC officials in a Sept. 16 conference call hosted by CDC officials.
Of course, Obama is to blame for everything BAD
that happens in America today! He hates America
and America HATES obama! Hopefully IT will
soon be gone!
Providence Health Services is observing a Patient in Milwaukie OREGON, for possible Ebola! It is HERE, people! And Obama wants to bring in MORE infected Ebola people. Obama is NOT stupid or incompetent as many people have suggested.
He is actually extremely intelligent, cold, hates America, and is doing a GENIUS LEVEL JOB of destroying our nation!
It will make him feel good if he can "eliminate" those "hideous" white and black children born in America. He can say to himself...Mission accomplished.
Every move the obummer regime makes is to destroy America and American citizens.
Of course he is responsible, That disease is prevalent in the countries these illegals came from. It is called treason and he should be in jail.
Hey CDC i got your Hypothesis, and it's not rocket science nore do you have to have a medical degree, to no That EV-D68 came out of south america with these G-Damed Illegal Invaders these Illegal Children Their the cause and the problem . the answer is plane and simple DEPORT them Now while we still have American Children still alive Before Obama Kills of every American Child.
Why let Obama go on this. Really - he let them in. He continues to do so and will let more in. See the pattern. The more of them - less of us. Making us sick, making the children sick. He is doing this for a reason and that is his genocide. He wants this country for muslims and islam. He won't stop until he is 100% successful.
All I had to do was read the headline. I hold him personally responsible for the deaths of US kids due to his lack of concern for US the CITIZENS. Keep Ebola out of this country as well butthead. Or you may be butting heads with some citizens. Slam the border shut, and arrest every single person responsible for the border. Hell even the secret service agents hate you. You have stolen our God and tried to replace him with some queer named allah. You will pay BIG for what you and your crappy policies have done to this country.
You may have a surprise coming…..
I just received a big surprise! I lost my Health Insurance and my Doctor due to ObamaCare. And if you remember he said: “You will be able to keep your Insurance and your Doctor, plus you will save $2500 per year…. Guess what I lost my Doctor first, and then my Company sent me a letter telling me they were discontinuing their retiree insurance plan. So, I lost my insurance Plan I have had for over 45 years just because Obama wanted to put his name on a Marxist Communist style takeover by government of individuals Health Care something that everyone needs but now less people will be able to afford. My New Health Care Insurance will Cost close to $10,000 more per year than my previous Company Insurance and it will not be as good as the insurance I had for 45 years. We are in Dangerous Territory!!
You must vote for Republicans and demand they repeal the Marxist Communist Health Care Plan that will control everything you do by a central government. This is the same plan Hitler initiated when he was in Obama’s position. I know you will not believe that so go look it up. Just click the link below and see the research it will show you and then go on the internet and see the information that will back up the information as I have done. We are very quickly going down the path to a disaster.
Our debt is near $18 Trillion and will hit $20 Trillion before Obama leaves the Federal Government. He has created more debt than any other President and as much as all other Presidents combined. When it hits $20 Trillion and the interest rates go to the average or normal level of 5% we will be paying $1 Trillion dollars per year on the interest of the debt. What will we give up…? Social Security, Medicare, Military, which Items will need to be eliminated, it will take more than just one of these? We must put the Republicans in charge of the Senate now so vote for Republicans now to win the control of the Senate the last two years of the Obama Regime. We need to get Harry Reid out of the Senate so something can get done. Harry Reid has more than 360 Republican House of Representatives Bills on his desk. He is holding them so neither the Senate Democrats nor the Republican Senators can vote on them. Why, for some bills he is protecting the President from needing to either sign the bill or veto a popular bill that Senate Democrats will vote for and approve to be sent to the President’s desk. Some he is protecting the Democrat Senators from voting against a bill that is popular with their constituents. Some bills he is holding because of an environmental donor has offered the President $millions of campaign dollars if they do not pass the bill. If we have Republican control of the Senate many bills you want passed will be passed and the President will sign, but some he may veto. Bills like the Keystone pipeline he will pass, a bill to secure the border he may veto, but some bills may be passed over his head by the Senate and the House because he is such a terrible President the Democrats no Longer support him and do not want to be known as being a supporter of his. He is the worst President in the History of the United States and has done grave Danger to the future of the United States and if we do not control the Senate we will realize many of the Danger’s ahead. Things like a weak military that cannot defend the United States in this dangerous time, an open border he allows millions of illegal immigrants to come into the country and spread contagious diseases, crime, smugglers, kidnappers, gangs, killers, terrorist, and many other dangers that will not be controlled at our borders due to Obama refusing to enforce our laws at the border. A Ridiculous high debt that may cause other counties to go to another world currency causing a 25 to 50% drop in the value of the dollar, and many other dangers that we have seen him create with his regime of scandal after scandal. Time is running out! Save the Nation!! Vote and Vote for a Republican Senator!!!
Of course the investigation and proof about this epidemic being Obama's fault needs to PROCEED --- and then add that proof to the other proofs of his other crimes ....
Then AMERICA can finally indict and bring suit against Obama for his crimes against America that have cost SO MANY innocent American lives.
The traitor President is a man slaughter President and a criminal --- put him away!!! BRING ON THE LAW SUITS!!