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Health & Fit DHS calls doctors trying to administer vaccines at border 'radical political activists'

03:21  11 december  2019
03:21  11 december  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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A Department of Homeland security spokesperson criticized the doctors in a tweet on Tuesday, saying: “Of course Border Patrol isn’t going to let a random group of radical political activists show up and start injecting people with drugs.” Doctors argued that regardless of the length of detention

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A group of doctors attempting to give free flu shots to detained migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border were turned away on Monday, prompting the Department of Homeland Security to classify them as a "random group of political activists."

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"Of course Border Patrol isn't going to let a random group of radical political activists show up and start injecting people with drugs," the DHS press secretary tweeted.

The "drugs" they hoped to administer were more than 100 influenza vaccinations, one participant told Newsweek. While President Donald Trump administration's ignores their requests, up to 70 physicians have vowed to keep returning to border stations in an effort to prepare migrants for the U.S. flu season.

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During last year's flu season, at least three migrant children died from the flu while under federal custody. Their deaths, which constituted more than half of child decedents last year in detention facilities, prompted several doctors associated with Harvard and Johns Hopkins to call for an investigation in August.

Nonetheless, U.S. Customs and Border Prevention (CBP) has not reported any intentions to vaccinate current detainees, despite urging from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to do so.

In an earlier statement to Newsweek, a CBP spokesperson said anyone wishing to provide medical services can do so through programs run by non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and Mexico, adding that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and the Health and Human Services Department can provide additional medical support.

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Still, advocates say CBP has no excuse not to carry out its own vaccination program while it continues to detain large numbers of migrants sometimes for months at a time—exposing them to germs, putrid smells and crowded facilities, reported The New York Times on Monday.

The push for offering vaccines to these migrants comes while the Trump administration intends to expand detention facilities and keep families there for longer while their cases inch along through immigration court. With only 350 immigration judges for 700,00 pending cases, the process can take months or years, according to the National Immigration Forum.

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