Nothing says “progressive” more than a medieval infectious disease like typhus fever spreading through a city in the year 2019. [*]
Not all that bad as rhetoric goes, but in fact, typhus
was widespread in prisoner-of-war, concentration, and refugee camps as recently as World War II, which ended in 1945, which was several centuries after "medieval
" times [#
Typhus is mainly spreading across the homeless population through fleas that live on the rats that rummage in heaps of trash [....][*]
Unless this outbreak of typhus
truly is a plague from God, infected lice
and infected fleas
hosted by rats
don't just pop into existence out of thin air. The concept of spontaneous generation
was disproven more than a century ago, so those vermin were supplied by some source that's not supernatural
how did they get to Los Angeles, hmmm?
I suspect that we need to look no farther than the perilous-but-dogmatic promotion of "sanctuary cities
" by the left, for which California is the exemplar. And the fact that illegal immigrants
, by definition, are not health-screened
before entry to the U.S.A. This is an extremely important difference from the legal immigrants
whose memory is intended to be invoked by the leftists' mantra "we're all children of immigrants", which is often an emotional irrelevancy. The issue nowadays is most appropriately stated statistically[‡] not
by asking how few
illegal immigrants are
infected, but instead whether all
of them are free
from infection by horrendous diseases that still infest their native 3rd
-World, um, banana republics
[†], but that were eradicated in the U.S.A. decades ago. There's no medical reason to assume that those immigrants couldn't bring back those same diseases back to the U.S.A. All that's required is a flea biting an infected person within the U.S.A. It's well known that for various reasons, the initial destination of many illegal
immigrants is a U.S. hospital, where they expect to receive unlimited free medical care by pleading poverty and invoking federal laws banning discrimination of the basis of "national origin". They might even be coming to the emergency room of a respectable hospital near you
>. This Web page might be accurate enough for the needs of this topic: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhus
readers (as in the smugly clueless "if it happened before I was born, I just don't care") out there might need to be informed that World War II was fought in the middle of the 20th
Century, which was several centuries after "medieval" times. Thus the 75th
anniversary of the Allied victory to be celebrated in 2020.
Note †: Please note the restraint by this CathInfo
member, who decided not to risk C.I.
's mandated G-rating by using the alliterative geopolitical disparagement invoking Hades and gaps in the ground. It was in widespread use long before the contrived mainstream-media
furor over alleged use by Pres. Trump. Please advise if C.I.
owner-moderators would allow me to use that hyphenated phrase despite my caution herein.
Note ‡: It's the same statistical reasoning that must be used to properly evaluate claims of high-percentage up-time
in electronic and other systems.