Fox News hosts and guests are spreading conspiracy theories about scary diseases supposedly carried by immigrants who are part of the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. (more video below).
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who opposes universal health care, sounded a false alarm on the immigrants, notes Media Matters:
I want to put up on the screen, again, the list of diseases that are of concern, given the multitude of people crossing our border.
So, we got HIV, measles, pertussis, rubella, rabies, hepatitis A, influenza, TB, shigellosis, syphilis, I know that chagas is another problem, and that’s insect-borne.
Thirteen times the likelihood for TB transmission, a foreign-born population, than the U.S.-born population.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade, who also opposes universal health care, did his bit of fearmongering as well (video below):
What about diseases? I mean, there is a reason you can’t bring a kid to school unless he is inoculated.
Fox News guest David Ward made a similar claim without evidence on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” (video below):
Then public health, we have these individuals coming from all over the world that have the — some of the most extreme medical care in the world, and they are coming in with diseases such as smallpox and leprosy and TB that are going to infect our people in the United States.
Fox Business guest Sidney Powell tried to gin up fearmongering on the conspiracy-filled “Lou Dobbs Tonight” (video below):
We simply cannot tolerate the continued invasion of this country when Americans are suffering every day. The national debt is exploding. We have diseases spreading across the country that are causing polio-like paralysis of our children. It’s one thing after the other.
(Sources: Fox News, Media Matters)
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