The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
EXCLUSIVE: The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps. At least three children held in detention centers at the Mexican border have died, in part, from the flu, a group of doctors say.
Three children have died in our custody from the flu—and now, President Trump won’t let immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees receive vaccines. This cannot be America, but for as long as he is president, it will be.
At least 3 kids died last year while in U.S. detention with of the flu. This is barbaric and nonsensical. Why on earth wouldn't we vaccinate children and families in crowded environments that are clearly at risk for flu epidemics?
"The U.S. death rate in children from the flu is about 1 in 600,000. So far, 3 children have died out of 200,000 people held at detention facilities along the border." Kids are dying from preventable causes. Cruelty is the point. #JusticeForOurChildren
You do this when you want people to die in your custody. And sure enough, at least three children incarcerated in United States concentration camps at the Mexican border have died—at least in part—due to the flu. “Unspeakably cruel” doesn’t quite cover it.
This is both inhumane and self-defeating.
Inhumane AND bad for American citizens The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
The spread of untreated disease in camps becomes self-reinforcing justification for the camps, the abuser's neglect of its charges a cruelty built upon to justify the whole enterprise of cruelty. It is deeply inhumane, and it is the point.
This is inhumane. 🤬 The Trump administration refuses to vaccinate migrant children even though at least three children held in detention centers at the Mexican border have died, in part, from the flu. #DontLookAway #ResistersForum
“US won't vaccinate migrant children against the flu at border camps” Really? Imbeciles! If they don’t care about sick kids, you’d think they would care about ⁦⁩ staff being exposed to the flu and taking it home. #VaccinesWork
Let me get this straight. We are going to put children in cramped cages and then not vaccinate them, and let them die of preventable illnesses. Do I have that right?
The U.S. government has NOT been vaccinating immigrants and asylum seekers and has no plans to do so in advance of flu season. Packed detention centers, including young children, and no vaccines. Surely this is criminal negligence? WDYT?
At least 3 kids have died in concentration camps on the border from the flu but Trump/Pence won't give life-saving flu vaccines. This fascist "life is winning" regime is killing immigrant kids because cruelty is the point when ethnic cleansing is the goal.
What do we call it when someone locks up an ethnic group and then allows them to die of completely preventable diseases, through neglect? That is called racial genocide. This is the United States of America practicing racial genocide.
U.S. won’t provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps:
The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection |
Infectious disease resiliency is part of national security and this decision by CBP will not only needlessly increase the risk of those detained but abet the spread of influenza
The Trump Administration has argued that migrant children held in detention centers don’t need soap, toothbrushes, or beds. Now they’re refusing to provide flu vaccines after three children have already passed away in part from the flu. It is inhumane.
Nearly 80,000 people across the United States died from Influenza in 2018. This is not just neglect—it’s life endangerment. Brought to you by the so-called “most pro-life administration in history.”
This is simply inhumane. how is this at all consistent with public health best practice? More people will die of flu because of your complicity w/ .
The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
1. influenza is airborne. Not vaccinating migrant families endangers everyone INSIDE & OUTSIDE of the camps. 2. withholding vaccination puts prisoners at risk of sickness and death, which may constitute cruel/unusual punishment.
Why is the Trump administration making disease worse among immigrant detainees? Because it justifies the hateful rhetoric that immigrants have diseases. #howfascismworks
The US won't vaccinate migrant children against flu at border camps. via ⁦
The cruelty is the point
Wondering what ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ think about this: The US won't vaccinate migrant children against flu at border camps #VaccinesWork #publichealth
Another day, another horror.
The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
The US won't provide #flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps
I hope this turns out not to be true. I consider withholding #vaccines = a human rights violation + a violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Thank you for alerting me and the heads up