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THE MEASLES OUTBREAK

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On the way home in the car this afternoon, listening to Rush Limbaugh, he was talking about the measles outbreak in Southern California. He said he believed the outbreak of this disease, practically irradiated in the U.S., was because of all the un-vaccinated illegal alien children President Obama’s immigration policies have attracted to the U.S. For those of us who are not pleased with President Obama or his immigration policies, it’s tempting to want to believe this. On the other hand I have heard people say it’s the anti-immunization trend, mostly among the more affluent, that is responsible. Proving or disproving this, of course, would be impossible without doing the kind of contact mapping done for the Ebola outbreak. Because measles is rarely life threatening, it’s like the common cold, you can never be sure where or from whom you caught it.

Nevertheless, we know that illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, where public health policies are not up to U.S. standards, bring many diseases into the country. Rush pointed out that the purpose of Ellis Island, that operated from 1892 to 1954, was to examine immigrants for diseases. It worked. Over the past 100 years, numerous diseases have disappeared in the U.S. Whatever the truth about the measles outbreak in California, is it wise to not do a better job of screening people coming into the United States, legally and illegally, to prevent the reintroduction of diseases thought to be no longer a threat to public health? Given that there no longer are centralized facilities for screening immigrants doing so would require considerable resources. We cannot and should not place that burden on the U.S. Border Patrol; and it’s just one more reason why we need to secure the border. Terrorists, criminals and carriers of infectious diseases must be kept out of the country. For those who cry “racial prejudice” I say nonsense. I don’t want to see any American die from terrorism, crime or disease.

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THE TRANSPLANTS A NOVEL BY ED ROSS

My novel The Transplants comes out as an e-book on Amazon.com this December. It’s a science fiction story, a love story and a story about coming to grips with our most fundamental beliefs. There are no superhuman characters, no space wars and no faster than light-speed travel. It’s a story about the survival of two refugees from a doomed planet who seek to save their species. Separated upon their arrival on Earth, they must find each other before government agents find them. Stay tuned for updates and information on the release date.

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EWROSS.COM UPDATE

Beginning last week, The Daily Caller began posting selected EWRoss.com columns.

You’ll find links to last week’s column, “Obama and Israel,” this week’s column, “Target-Rich Environment,” and links to future columns posted at The Daily Caller, at the bottom of each EWRoss.com column.

Because of the increased traffic posting on The Daily Caller has brought to EWRoss.com and to consolidate the multiple places where readers can comment on my columns, sidebars, and polls, I have created a companion blog site, Ed’s Blog. The EWRoss.com poll results page no longer contains a comments section.

Please follow the links to Ed’s Blog where you’ll find places to leave comments on all three. No registration or password are required. All that’s necessary are your name and email address, however, your email address will not appear with your comment.

You will also find an EWRoss.com RSS feed, links to other blog sites, and my most recent tweets on Twitter.

EWRoss.com is in it’s 5th year, thanks to all of you who visit the site regularly. Considering everything that is available on the internet and the seemingly limitless sources for commentary and opinion, I’m grateful for the thousands of people from around the world who visit EWRoss.com every month.

Thank you for visiting EWRoss.com and Ed’s Blog.

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