Staff Blog: How Mexico has failed us with the Swine Flu


Courtesy of NY Daily News

As of today, Mexico city has literally shut down everything dealing with public life. Schools, restaurants, museums, and other public venues because of a swine flu outbreak that has killed at least 80 people and may be responsible for 40 other deaths across the world, including New York as of today.

Many people in the Mexican capital were wearing face masks while in public. Authorities say 1,000 people have become ill according to a recent report from CNN.

Tests show that some of the Mexico victims died from the same new strain of virus that sickened eight people in California and Texas. But authorities say the U.S. cases have been mild and that all eight people recovered. They say none of the U.S. patients had any contact with pigs.

I’m sorry if my tone might offend someone. But literally, Mexico has failed us as a country for avoiding the problem and not taking further action sooner.

Rather than enacting needed reform to clean up the corruption and incompetence in this socialist-infested cesspool, elitists like Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon take the easy path, which means illegally shipping their problems north for American taxpayers to deal with.

It is bad enough that We the People, a nation of educated, sophisticated and prosperous people, have to share borders with this failure; it is nothing sort of a scandal that President Bush, and now President Obama, care, more about illegal aliens than they do about American citizens.

In the environment of political malfeasance that has overwhelmed Washington in recent years, Mexican exports to America have included Salmonella, drugs, and Tuberculosis.

Now it appears as though swine flu has been added to the list of undesirables entering our pristine nation from south of the border.

According to the British Columbia Center for Disease Control, they delivered this statement talking about the likely symptoms of the virus: “Symptoms from those seriously ill in Mexico include high fever, headache, eye pain, shortness of breath and extreme fatigue with rapid progression of symptoms to severe respiratory distress in about five days…”

Is Swine flu the latest plague to invade America from Mexico? And if so, what can we do to stop another catastrophe such as the 1918 Spanish Influenza, which is reported by the Center for Disease Control to have also started by a similar Swine Flu pandemic.

Maybe, I am just overreacting but when will we as a country realize that if this virus gains a stronger foothold around the world and kills more people. When will we begin to treat Mexico not as an ally to deal with this virus, but as an enemy that we must safeguard and protect ourselves against.

Pictures courtesy of NY Daily News and DB Techno