BTW, you're fibbing about the children not getting vaccinated, or your local school board head is an idiot or a liar. They're given medical attention, treated for any illnesses, and vaccinated if necessary before they're placed anywhere.
Here's some facts, in short supply from one end of this conversation:
What are the federal government’s responsibilities for unaccompanied immigrant children?
Numerous federal agencies are involved in the detention and care of children entering the U.S. illegally. Children are apprehended at the Mexican border by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. CBP agents conduct medical screenings for several symptoms – rash, fever, cough, vomiting and diarrhea – shortly after detainees come into federal custody at border patrol stations.
Health care includes a basic well-child exam, childhood vaccinations to protect against communicable diseases and a mental health exam. They are also screened for TB and quarantined if they are diagnosed with a contagious disease or been exposed to one.
Key thing is - everyone who doesn't have a medical issue should be vaccinated. Period.[/QUOTE] Key thing is people should have a choice - and with that comes consequences for their choice. Period.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Also not sure who "those illegals" are who we should be most concerned about. The 12 million that were here before Obama, or the net zero since he took office? And if you're talking about the children moved to various places around the country by immigration folks, they WERE vaccinated as part of the medical treatment they got under the care of the Feds. I've posted the link outlining the care those children received.
Here's an interesting argument: Revoke the license of any doctor who opposes vaccination - The Washington Post
Well, an earlier poster linked to data showing that the kids coming across the border ARE vaccinated. The adults, due to the high vaccination rates, probably are vaccinated, but can't know for sure.
While you can have a choice - don't get vaccinated - what's easier, vaccinating yourself or trying to find any unvaccinated people coming to the country as tourists, immigrants (legal or illegal), and citizens who are returning from overseas?
And your choice has consequences for others. I know several adults who came down with whooping cough recently. They hadn't been overseas; hadn't been in contact with people from other countries. Got it right here in the good old USA from kids whose parents didn't vaccinate them. None of us has really paid attention to the fact that the whooping cough vaccine lasts about 10 years; the thought was that was good enough since all the kids got immunized. Well, it's not good enough anymore. Get your TDAP booster (the shot for whooping cough, among other things)