There are some interesting things to note about this story.
The California Department of Public Health sent out the latest numbers Friday of confirmed cases since December and while the total is still small, the jump was a startling 54% in just more than a week.
It’s still less than 100 people, so it’s not the end of the world. But measles is a highly contagious disease that can be deadly. It was eradicated in the US.
Measles was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000, which means it is no longer native to the United States but continues to be brought in by international travelers.
It looks like measles cases are on the rise.
Last year, the United States had its most number of measles cases — at 644 — since 2000, the CDC says on its website.
And while most people are vaccinated, not all are:
The two measles patients are siblings, both of whom are unvaccinated. Their cases are related to the outbreak at Disneyland.
So let’s put some pieces together… We have a highly communicable disease that was eliminated from the US, but cases are brought in from outside of the country – particularly from people who are not vaccinated. Is it a coincidence that this outbreak is occurring in a part of the country with a large population of illegal aliens? While we are talking about the measles here, what other diseases are being let in by our open borders policies?
Our border policies have consequences. One of those consequences is the importation of diseases heretofore eliminated from our country.